Half marathon runners raise over $83K for cancer research in Aus!

12,000 runners hit the pavement on Sunday for the 23rd annual Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon

Competitors, geared up for their 21.1 km journey, were seen off by official event ambassador Stephanie Rice, who fired the starting gun.

Runners were presented with a beautiful morning in Sydney as they raced, jogged or walked their way from St Mary’s Cathedral, past some of Sydney’s most iconic landmarks including the Royal Botanic Gardens, Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation was lucky enough to have 83 dedicated runners choose to be a part of the ACRF Half marathon team! And what a fantastic job they all did!

Team ACRF are currently coming 2nd on the Top 10 Teams leader board and several of our runners even made it onto the Top 10 individual fundraisers leader board!

As if that amazing dedication wasn’t enough, 33 of our half marathon champion runners raised over $1000 each! That is an incredibly generous achievement and we are so very grateful for this astounding amount of support we have received!

To all of our runners who chose to run for team ACRF – THANK YOU! Together you all have raised $83,300 (and counting) – you are all absolute legends.

We are in awe of your dedication and support. Your efforts have helped our cancer researchers get ever closer to their dreams of a cancer free future. You should all be extremely proud of yourselves! Thank you!

To see some pics from the day, please visit our Facebook page.