SUPER EFFORT: Margaret Ross, son Stephen Cromarty and granddaughter Summah. Margaret is delighted to‚ give back‚ through the Superhero Stride after she was airlifted by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service following a serious car accident in 1990.
SUPER EFFORT: Margaret Ross, son Stephen Cromarty and granddaughter Summah. Margaret is delighted to‚ give back‚ through the Superhero Stride after she was airlifted by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service following a serious car accident in 1990. Peter Stoop

Grandparents urged to show their Superhero Stride

ANYONE can be a superhero.

That's the message from Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service's Superhero Stride co-ordinator Kylie Farrugia, who is hoping to see lots of grandparents alongside youngsters at The Entrance.

The Stride, on Sunday, August 27, comprises a 3km walk along the foreshore, with food, music, carnival rides and other entertainment at Memorial Park to celebrate the finish.

It is just the event's second year on the Central Coast, and after a huge turnout of 500 people in Newcastle, Kylie is hoping for big things at The Entrance.

"The beauty of the Superhero Stride is ... being a 3km walk as opposed to a competitive run, it's accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels," Kylie said.

The fact that the event is not timed means everyone can just relax, walk, jog or run, and have a whole lot of family fun just participating.

Reflecting the diversity possible, Kylie said the oldest walker last year was 88 and the youngest (though not walking themselves yet) were twin girls just 11 weeks old, not to mention those in wheelchairs and needing walking sticks.

In some cases, three generations of the one family have stepped out, as was the case in Newcastle for Margaret Ross, son Stephen Cromarty and granddaughter Summah.

Margaret needed the helicopter service to airlift her after a serious car accident in 1990, so any chance to 'give back' is always close to the family's heart.

And of course, there's the added bonus that everyone, from child to adult, is invited to dress up as a Superhero.

So grab your cape and sign up to help keep the helicopter service in the air.

Visit www.superhero stride.com.au/the entrance to find out more, or sign up on the day from 8.30am.

Entry costs just $15 for adults, $10 for kids or $50 for a team of five, with the walk starting at 9.30am.


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