New fitness tracking campaign aims to raise funds for Oceanside Community Track

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A new campaign is attempting to raise $250,000 towards the $1.5 million cost of building a new Oceanside community track.

A group calling itself Team Red has started a fitness tracking campaign where it aims to collectively travel 40,000 km, or 100,000 laps of a running track.

Anyone can join Team Red and submit their distances. The group encourages parents who to get kids outside, pet walkers, joggers and hikers to get involved.

Team Red’s name comes from members wearing a red item of clothing such as a t-shirt or hat while exercising to signify the colour of the new track, according to an Oceanside Community Track committee GoFundMe page.

The campaign began with Elaine Young, the first Team Red member who has already walked 950 km and pledged to cover 2,000 km by September.

“I love to walk and thought it would be fun to track my weekly distances to raise money for the new Oceanside Community Track,” Young said. “I shared the campaign on Facebook and people from all over the world have been very generous with donations. It’s wonderful to keep fit and raise money for the new track.”

The Oceanside Community Track committee has already successfully raised one third of the $1.5 million target.

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