Race to be Thirroul's fastest man over 50

A bunch of men will be hoping their superhero powers kick in tomorrow in the battle to be Thirroul’s fastest man over 50.

A record number of sprinters – dressed in bright lycra – have entered this year’s Thirroul Gift to raise money for prostate cancer. If the race over 100metres isn’t appealing, the more muscle-bound superheroes can test their strength in the tug-of-war.

In its sixth year, the Gift has already collected $50,000 to raise awareness of prostate cancer, one of the country’s leading cancers but with a 92per cent survival rate because of early detection.

There will also be a kids’ race and a visit from Dorothy the Dinosaur and Miss Piggy. Nathan Flint, fresh from the Sydney production of Sweeney Todd, will sing the national anthem.

The crowd is invited back to Ryan’s Hotel for a lunch, raffle and auction.

It’s not too late to enter the Gift. Call Phil Jones on 0414830622.

Battle for supremacy: Superheroes (from left) Kris Mathiesen, Mia Parsons, Terry Elliott, Judy Genhartog and Bec Anderson at Thomas Gibson Park in Thirroul yesterday, preparing for the event tomorrow to raise money for prostate cancer research. Picture: ADAM McLEAN 

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