Fifth time’s a charm for fun-loving family

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With the motto, a family that plays together stays together, the Andrews family had committed to this year’s Botanic to Bridge FunD Run before the event had even been announced.

This year will mark the fifth Botanic to Bridge for the Tannum Sands family of six.

Mum, Kasey Andrews said the first year it was all about family fitness goals.

“It was about doing something active together as a family, and also a bit of a personal fitness challenge,” Kasey said.

“Having so many boys, there is a competitive streak within the family, so I figure, if you can’t beat them join them.”

Since the first Botanic to Bridge the Andrews family has grown from a family of four to a family of six.

Mum, Dad, Markus (15), Lachlan (15), Tanna (12), Taj (8), Kai (4) and Ava (2) are all looking forward to competing again this year.

“We are registered for the 3km event this year because we will have both Kai and Ava in the ‘jogging chariot’ and the shorter course is a little more stroller-friendly,” Kasey said.

“The boys are looking to improve their times and of course compete against one another.”

 The Andrews family, who are well known among the local sporting community through their involvement in swim squad, Tannum Sands Seagulls, kinder gym and Botanic to Bridge 2010 beneficiaries, the Tannum Sands Lifesavers, encourage all families from the community to get involved in the event.

“Botanic to Bridge is something that we all look forward to each year and we encourage all families to add it to their calendars.

“It is extremely important to do things together and this event allows us to do that, while being healthy and active and also giving back to the community.”

With registrations open now, you can join the Andrews family on the starting line at this year’s Botanic to Bridge on Sunday 17th August.

Whether you’re running or walking for fun, fitness, time with the family or to give back to the community, be involved and register today at



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