Dressed up to go the distance

RYAN Besso fancies himself as a superhero.

Dressed in the red cape, the Pennant Hills resident, 27, will participate in the inaugural Hills News Hills M2 Run for the Hills on October 7.

And he is asking for your help to develop a Justice League.

"I heard about Run for the Hills and wanted to challenge myself while supporting a charity at the same time," Mr Besso said.

"My mate Chris suggested I run as Superman and it seemed perfect.

"Reach for the Rainbow is all about helping families who have a child or children who struggle with a disability. If that isn't a job a superhero can help with, I don't know what is."

Run for The Hills raises funds for Reach for the Rainbow, a foundation that supports early-intervention services for babies and preschoolers with a disability or delay.

The eight-kilometre course caters for all fitness levels starting and finishing on Castle Hill main street, outside the Castle Towers' piazza.

Yvonne Keane, founder of the Reach for the Rainbow charity, said Mr Besso's enthusiasm embodied the spirit of the event.

"Ryan made contact with me to see if the event had any particular dress code, as he wanted to run as Superman," Mrs Keane said.

"I thought this was a marvellous idea and he's inspired us to create a brand new prize category for Best (Fancy) Dressed entrant."

Winner of the category will receive a $250 gift coin from Robert Cliff Jeweller.

You can sponsor Mr Besso by going to tinyurl.com/superbesso.

■ To prepare for the event, read the event's ambassadors, Laura Dundovic and James Kerley's training tips on page 83.

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