Graduates hit the pavement for a good cause

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With close to 3,000 competitors taking part, the annual Lake Macquarie Running Festival saw three Centennial graduates hit the pavement in the 10.5km corporate fun run.

“Even though it was an early Sunday morning start, it was a lot of fun to take part in the event with other local businesses, and we are all pretty happy that we made it across the finish line,” said Centennial Electrical Graduate, Daniel Humphrey.

In the sea of runners, the Centennial graduates were hard to miss as they were decked out in Centennial’s signature bright green shirts and corporate caps.

Coming first out of the Centennial group was Daniel, who ran the 10.5km track in a little over 45 minutes, while the rest of the graduates crossed the finish line not long after.

Now in its 28th year, the Lake Macquarie Running Festival is growing, reaching record numbers at this year’s event with a mix of people competing in the 21.1km half marathon, the 10.5km fun run and the 4km kids scamper event.

The Lake Macquarie Running Festival helps raise much needed funds for Kaleidoscope, a New South Wales Hunter-based children’s health network, which integrates a range of health care services designed to meet the ever-changing health needs of babies, children, young people and their families.

Kaleidoscope brings together the vast range of hospital and community-based services in the Lake Macquarie area, where Centennial’s Northern Mines operate, the Upper and Lower Hunter, Port Stephens, Lower Mid North Coast and Greater Newcastle regions.

“Not only is participating in the fun run a good way to keep fit and enjoy a healthy lifestyle, it is a great way to support an important and worthwhile charity that helps meet children’s medical needs,” said Kara Newbury, Centennial Mining Engineer Graduate.

Centennial Graduates, are new university graduates that are employed by the Company in a two-year rotational program, whereby they work at various locations across the Centennial Group, enabling experience across all aspects of the company’s operations in both the Northern and Western New South Wales regions. Centennial currently employs around 20 graduates in a range of career areas including: Mining Engineering; Geology; Electrical and Mechanical Engineering; Surveying; and Environmental Science. For further information on this program please click here.