It’s the fun run that’s raised thousands in much-needed funds for Werribee Mercy’s critical care unit.

About 700 people pounded the pavement and raised their heart rates on Sunday for the 11th annual Wyndham Rotary Fun Run.

The event, which started at Chirnside Park and wound along the Werribee River Trail, included five-kilometre and 10-kilometre courses for runners, four-kilometre and eight-kilometre walking routes, and a children’s-only novelty race.

Wyndham mayor Peter Maynard and fellow councillor Mia Shaw got in on the act, both tackling the five-kilometre course.

Fun run committee chairman Peter Nichols said organisers were thrilled with the success of the event.

“It was a great day, the weather was good and we had about 700 people there, including a lot of children and families.”

Mr Nichols said the amount raised would not be known until later in the week.

Last year’s event brought in more than $27,000 for Werribee Mercy Hospital’s critical care unit.