The streets of Melbourne were overtaken by more than 11,200 participants as part of the City2Sea last weekend. Among the elite runners, joggers and walkers were 20 individuals taking part in the fun run for cancer research, choosing to combine their 14km challenge with cancer fundraising at the same time.
For many of these fantastic supporters, their choice to contribute to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) was a personal one. Friends, family members, and colleagues had experienced cancer and they were taking part in their honour. Some had been inspired to take part by the strength and courage of their loved ones battling cancer, and others were honouring the memory and love of sport passed on to them by loved ones lost to cancer. Whether running for their parents, partner, grandparents or children they all wanted support a cause that will “benefit future generations” and allow their run to mean something more.
Melbourne put on a perfect day for the race with sunny skies and a nice breeze making it a record breaking race year. The ACRF supporters had a great time in the race with many planning to be back in the fun again next year.
The ACRF would like to congratulate each and every one of our incredible runners in the race for their contribution to our cause, and to all their generous supporters who helped raise almost $8,000 for cancer research. Thank you to our participants – Andy, Aoife, Bruno, Carmel, Carmel, Caroline, Dion, Elaine, Erik, James, Kevin, Laura, Matthew, Peter, Richard, Ronen, Russell, Sara, Sean and Simon.