IT IS a weekend for fun, fitness and fund-raising in Northern Tasmania.
Thousands have registered to run in tomorrow's Burnie 10 and about 550 people will take part in the Make a Wish Foundation's Run For a Wish event at Launceston's Aurora Stadium today.
KeyFitness owner Daniel Young has an 18-strong group of people heading to the North-West to participate in the 10km road race.
The group has spent the past 12 weeks training for the race.
``Our team isn't really what you would call extreme athletes,'' Mr Young said.
``We have a real mixture of people that are going to be walking, jogging and people who are really looking to set a fast time.
``We did a mixture of functional to cardio, strength-based and even yoga training over a 12-week period.''
The Burnie 10 starts at 11.15am tomorrow.
Last year's 6.4km Run For a Wish raised about $22,000, which the foundation's Launceston Branch fund-raising co-ordinator Mel Ferrier said helped grant wishes to three sick children and their families.
``So far we have got about 550 entered all up and 100 of those are entered in the 500-metre Aurora Dash,'' she said.
The children's race starts at 9am and the main fun run will begin at 10am today.