Pink Ta Tas fun run lights up Lake Moondarra

For the third year in a row, Lake Moondarra has looked pretty in pink on a Sunday morning.

The excuse was the 2018 Pink Ta Ta fun run raising money for breast cancer support.

The event featured a 5km run and a 3km walk to suit different levels of fitness and abilities and race organiser Juanita Godwin said the participants usually dress up and wear pink on the day.

“The day raises funds for the North West Queensland Cancer Support Group,” Ms Godwin said.

“We financially and emotionally support people diagnosed with breast cancer in Mount Isa and the north west.”

Around 100 people showed up to take part which was slightly down on last year.

“It seems to be our quietest year but we did have to change the date to be outside the holidays,” Ms Godwin said.

“But we’ve got good sponsorship this year, we’ve already raised over $8000.”

Those that did show up were determined to have a good time and were dressed up to win prizes for the fastest runners as well as a “fashions on the field” contest.

Ms Godwin said she loved organising the event each year.

“I pay a debt to them (the support group) because they helped me in 2016 when I had breast cancer,” she said.

“It’s not just me – we’ve got an amazing lady Di Stewart who does all my marketing and we’ve got the ladies on the committee who work tirelessly throughout the year.”

At the end of the event there were Rotary food stalls and coffee provided by the Zonta ladies.

Hairdresser Jon James from Shut Up and Cut was on hand to judge the fashions and the ev