Outback to the Stack run returns

OUTBACK TO STACK: Finishing this historic event in victory, this could be you in all your outback glory. Photo: Kerry Brisbane
OUTBACK TO STACK: Finishing this historic event in victory, this could be you in all your outback glory. Photo: Kerry Brisbane

Mount Isa running festival ‘Outback to the Stack’ is back for another year, taking place next Sunday, July 23.

Starting in 1989, the course originally took runners along the main highway from George Fisher mine to Tony White Oval.

In 2017 runners will start at Lake Moondarra, travelling into town towards the famous stripey stack to finish at Tony White Oval.

Distance options include half marathon (21.1km), 5km, 10km, or a 21.1km walk, as individuals or in teams.

Registrations are now open, visit IsaRATS online at www.isarats.com.au.

More than 220 runners registered last year, and organiser Michelle Ball is hoping to reach 250 this time.

“With so many competitors, it takes a bit to get it organised. We’ve got a committee of eight people, but if you’re interested in volunteering, visit the portal on our webpage,” Michelle said.

Fit friends Rosina Oliver and Dale Rackham are competing for their 28th year, since running in the inaugural Mine to Mine race in 1989. Look out for their remarkable story this week.