The MAAS Group Dubbo Stampede is continuing to give back to the local community following the completion of stage two of the Tracker Riley River running lighting project, making it safer and more accessible for people to exercise and get fit and healthy.
The latest stage in the project was possible through the support of a Dubbo Regional Council Stronger Communities Fund Community Grants Program grant and local provider Specialized Electrical. Titan Macquarie Mud Run also supported stages of the project.
Together this work has seen light poles erected along the Tracker Riley path to increase its traffic outside of daylight hours.
The project has been something the Dubbo Stampede and other bodies have worked on for a number of years, and to see the eastern side complete is something Dubbo Stampede President, Rod Campbell finds very satisfying.
“The Tracker Riley path is one of Dubbo’s greatest community assets and this project will only enhance it for the benefit of locals and visitors,” Mr Campbell said.
“The Dubbo Stampede is all about giving back to the community, both in our event itself but through projects like this and other not-for-profit groups we support. We align ourselves with projects and groups whose goals and intentions lead to a healthier and more active community and the Tracker Riley river running light project definitely ticks that box.
“We look forward to seeing more families, runners, walkers and bike riders enjoying the Tracker Riley path and leading a healthier and more active lifestyle.”
Turning attention to the Dubbo Stampede which is on 27 August at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo, numbers have been streaming in for the event since registrations opened.
"We’re really happy with the amount of entries coming in thus far, with people clearly wanting to take advantage of the early bird special we have available,” Mr Campbell said.
“By having the 5.3 km Dingo Dash and Wallaby Wheel, 10 km Cheetah Chase, 21.1 km Zebra Zoom Half Marathon and 42.2 km Rhino Ramble Marathon events, we really do cater for people of all abilities who can be looking to run a personal best or just walk the course in their own time.
“Having a total of $10,000 in prize money up for grabs is also a great incentive.”
The Dubbo Stampede would like to thank its sponsors and event partners – the MAAS Group, Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Big Blue Digital, EMS Group, Rhino Promotions, Ability Links, Macquarie Credit Union, Dubbo City Toyota, Hertz, Charles Sturt University, GU Energy, Sportsman’s Warehouse and the Daily Liberal. To register for this year’s event or get further information, visit www.dubbostampede.com.au.