At the start line for the Border Dash

DASH: Toby Schulz and Lauren Richardson making their way towards South Australia during the 2017 Border Dash. Picture: Supplied

DASH: Toby Schulz and Lauren Richardson making their way towards South Australia during the 2017 Border Dash. Picture: Supplied

The annual Border Dash event is back for its 31st edition next month.

The event, which sees participants run or walk 13 kilometres across the Western Australia/South Australia border, will take place on Saturday, October 26.

The dash will begin at the Eucla Motel at 9am and finish at the Border Village Roadhouse in SA where a free barbecue and charity auction will take place.

The dash encourages people of all fitness levels to get involved and is also a fundraising event for remote organisations Silver Chain Nurses and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Central Operations.

Border Village Roadhouse marketing manager Miranda Mitchell will be participating and said it was a quintessentially Australian event.

"Not many people can say they've crossed the SA/WA border on foot while giving back to remote organisations," she said.

"Community events like this are so important for the RFDS and Silver Chain Nurses because of their remote locations, and community participation is very crucial.

"They really can struggle with resources so every donation counts, and why not make the event a bit of fun too?"

Eucla Police will be assisting with a safety briefing on the morning of the event to ensure the safety of all participants, while Border Village Roadhouse will provide water and sunscreen for all participants to keep everybody hydrated and protected.

For more information on the Border Dash and how to register as a walker or runner, please contact Miranda Mitchell or find more information at bordervillageroadhouse.com.au/borderdash-2019/