In 2016 the Primary School Can was introduced.
The introduction of the 4.3km “Half Can Event” has been a huge success with over 500 participants taking part. Many of these participants are primary school age kids who often bring at times reluctant mums, dads or grandparents along for the run as well. This shorter 4.3 km run has introduced a whole new generation to the Nail Can Hill Event and reintroduced some older generations to the joy of exercise and community involvement.
We know that the majority of our Half Can participants are students at local primary schools and we thought a Primary School Challenge was the perfect solution to encourage teamwork and participation. The idea of including prize money to go to the winning local schools was then conjured. After all, this is what Nail Can is all about; community involvement and raising money to benefit local organisations. So in 2016 the “Primary School Can” was born including $1,000 prize money paid directly to the winning schools.
As a part of the Ramsay Health Half Can run of 4.3km we encourage all Primary Schools to enter a team in the “Primary School Can” and have a go at winning the prize money.
$500 will go to the school that wins the event, this is based on the combined times of the first 4 runners in that team, and a further $200 for second place. We are also offering a prize of $300 for the school with the most entrants in their team. There is no limit on the number of primary age students you can enter in your team.