Sugar City covered in red

Participants during the Red Dress Charity run at the 2018 Interhash in Lautoka yesterday. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

THE 2018 Bula Fiji Interhash participants painted the Lautoka City red yesterday afternoon with the charity Red Dress Run. More than 550 hashers took through the streets of Lautoka dressed in red attire for the worthy cause.

It was a fantastic route through the heart of Lautoka City and along the waterfront overlooking the Bekana Island and most of the historical sites like the Lautoka Wharf, Fiji Sugar Corporation Mill, Girmit Centre, Botanical Gardens, Lautoka hospital and Natabua High School.

Lautoka is the home of the Lautoka Hospital Hash which was founded by the late Doctor Raghwa Narayan in 1977 and remains the only hospital has in the world which holds its runs every Thursday.

Paradise Beverage sponsored the event which serves as the prelude to the Interhash.

The Red Dress Run is an Interhash tradition dating back to 1988 where all runners don a red dress for the race.

It has been instrumental in raising millions of dollars for a variety of charities. Funds from this year’s run will be given to the Nadi Hospital.

Fiji Interhash executive chairman Doctor Ram Raju said yeterday’s event was a success.

The official opening of the Interhash will be held at Prince Charles Park in Nadi at 5.30pm today.

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