The third annual City2Sea was run in Melbourne yesterday, with almost 14,000 taking on the sister event to one of the world’s largest runs – the famous City2Surf!
Elite runners, joggers and walkers from around Australia were joined by characters in fancy dress costumes, all enjoying a beautiful spring day and entertained with live music along the route.
Many participants ran for a cause close to their heart or in honour or memory of a loved one. The Australian Cancer Research Foundation was lucky enough to have 15 runners fundraise for them with over $13,500 raised for cancer research in Australia!
One of our awesome fundraisers, Janet Lui also was the 4th highest individual fundraiser for the event raising over $4,000 alone! Janet dedicated her run to her sister Jo who is currently battling Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.
Janet told us, “I wanted Jo to understand that we are all behind her while she fights her leukaemia. I think this is a wonderful opportunity for everyone who is running in this event to do some sort of fundraising for a worthwhile charity that is important to them.”
Without every single one of our incredible City2Surf supporters, we would not have been able to raise over $13,000 for cancer research, and still counting! We’re most grateful for all the support and dedication shown by all of our runners and we thank them very much.
We hope you had a memorable and most enjoyable day – we’re so happy to have been a part of it with you all!!