Local Townsville business Dentist on Paxton are lacing up their running shoes and getting ready to support the 2017 McDonald’s Townsville Running Festival.

Dentist on Paxton, who have been established on Paxton Street for the past 45 years, are taking their love of all things Townsville and have come on board as a 2017 sponsor for the iconic local event. The local company have over 100 years of experience between their highly skilled dental professionals.

Dr Sam Patel, principal of Dentist On Paxton, says the dental practice regards the McDonald’s Townsville Running Festival as a great event for the region.

“The Townsville Running Festival is an event that encourages members of the local community to stay fit and healthy in an exciting, rewarding way,” says Dr Patel. “The McDonald’s Townsville Running Festival is a unique and important regional event that we are proud to be involved with.”

Dr Patel says that Townsville needs events like these to promote the well-being of the city and they are proud to be involved.

“This collaboration is an opportunity for us to emphasize the important connection between oral health and general health to the local community, as well as a chance to meet new people, and catch up with our lovely patients in a fun-filled setting.”

“Similar local events that spread a positive message of healthy living are also beneficial to the community and we think it is vital to support this,” he says.

Several staff members and their families will be swapping in the dental equipment for running shoes on the weekend as they compete in various races.

“It’s an event we look forward to every year as we love supporting the competing staff as well as chatting to the public on the day,” says Dr Patel. “We’d be happy for them to stop by our bright red tent to say hi!”

Dentist on Paxton will have representatives at the Rebel Live it Love it Run it Expo at Jezzine Barracks over the weekend and encourage patrons to come say hello and enjoy the weekend with them.

The 2017 McDonald’s Townsville Running Festival will be held on Sunday, 6 August. For more information, and to register, go to www.townsvillerunningfestival.com