It was fantastic to see the Chevron City to Surf for Activ bring the community together for a day of fun and fitness on August 11.

Western Australia’s oldest community fun run has been held in Karratha since 2013 and has a proud history that dates back to 1975.

This year Karratha was the only location outside of Perth to host the event, which highlights the City of Karratha’s profile as the regional capital of the North West and an attractive place to host major events.

Council is proud to support the Chevon City to Surf for Activ, which has raised millions of dollars for people living with disability over the past 45 years.

The Quarter was buzzing with participants preparing for a 4km walk, run or roll and the 12km walk or run, either as individuals or in a team.

There was a great atmosphere and strong sense of community spirit along the route, all the way out to Back Beach, with plenty of cheering and encouragement from the volunteers.

This year’s event attracted a record field of 511 participants, which is an outstanding result and tops the number of participants for the past three years, which ranged from 323 in 2016 to 390 last year.

It’s great to see this community and sporting event continue to grow and be well-supported by the local community and those who travelled from surrounding towns to take part.

Congratulations to all involved with making this event possible – I look forward to its return next year.