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12-10-09, 03:32 PM
Celebrity – to Wave off Riders

Nathan Thompson, a successful AFL footballer who formerly played for North Melbourne and Hawthorn, will wave the chequered flag and send thousands of motorcycle riders on their journey to Phillip Island, at this year’s MRA Cranbourne GP Run on Saturday 17 October 2009.

City of Casey Mayor Cr Geoff Ablett said the 2009 MRA Cranbourne GP Run is shaping up to be a spectacular event with Nathan Thompson announced as the celebrity to wave the flag at this year’s event.

‘I am thrilled that Nathan, who has had a very successful career as a professional athlete, will be waving the flag at this year’s MRA Cranbourne GP Run. It’s wonderful to have Nathan involved in this fantastic community event’, said Cr Ablett.

Nathan is a former Australian Rules footballer who played 119 games for the Hawthorn Football Club from 1998 to 2004, and 60 games for the North Melbourne Football Club from 2005 to 2008.

Nathan announced his battle with depression in 2004 and is an ambassador for beyondblue: the national depression initiative, the charity which will benefit from this year’s MRA Cranbourne GP Run.

‘I encourage all Casey residents to get along to this fantastic family event, where there will be food stalls, roving performers, face painters and children’s activities, making it a great free morning of entertainment’, added Cr Ablett.

The MRA GP Run is on Saturday 17 October 2009 in High Street Cranbourne. The event starts at 8.15 am with Nathan waving the riders off from a cherry picker at 10 am in High Street, Cranbourne.

For more information contact Customer Service on 9705 5200 or visit Council’s website at www.casey.vic.gov.au/gprun.

The 2009 MRA Cranbourne GP Run is proudly supported by the Motorcycle Riders Association Australia (MRA), Victoria Police, Star News Group and Cranbourne Chamber of Commerce.