Middle Camp to Cowell Fun Run/Ride will raise funds to paint Cowell's silo

READY: Drew Tonkin, Zach Crettenden, Willow Cook, Kane Fiegert and Kyan Goodyear  get on their bikes in preparation for the 10-kilometre event.
READY: Drew Tonkin, Zach Crettenden, Willow Cook, Kane Fiegert and Kyan Goodyear get on their bikes in preparation for the 10-kilometre event.

The Franklin Harbour community will be hitting the road later this year to raise funds for the Cowell Silo Art Project.

The Middle Camp to Cleve Fun Run/Ride will take place on Sunday, October 21.

The Franklin Harbour Community Development Group hope the event is the first of many, with the aim of raising $20,000 for the Cowell Silo Art Project.

Byron Bay artist Austin Moncrieff has already been lined up to take on the project once funded.

The 10-kilometre challenge will run along the Birdseye and Lincoln highways, with a five-kilometre start option to encourage people of all ages and mobility to get involved.

Participants will finish the day with a sausage sizzle at the Lions Park in Cowell.

Franklin Harbour Community Development Group member Dee Cook says the event would bring much needed positivity to the region during a tough year.

“We wanted to come up with an event that will give us all something positive to look forward to, and feel great working towards”, she said.

Cowell Tourism and Development Officer Stacey Franklin said the day would remind the community of Cowell’s merit as a tourist destination.

“The journey will be a great opportunity for everyone involved to take in the stunning views of the Franklin Harbour region,” she said.

Those behind the movement to paint Cowell’s silo are hoping to capitalise on the success of nearby towns, and make the Eyre Peninsula a silo art destination for tourists.

Those wishing to get involved can visit the ‘Paint Cowell’s Silo’ Facebook page.