VIC sees out our running season with a bang

As our Aussie running season comes to an end, Victoria is celebrating a couple of their last big marathons with the Melbourne Marathon Festival and the City2Sea.

More than 34,000 runners and walkers flooded to Melbourne CBD on October 13 for the Melbourne Marathon Festival, either tackling the challenge of the full or half marathons or enjoying the atmosphere and scenery of the shorter 10km and family runs.

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation was humbled to have 17 supporters, running to raising money for cancer research. Together, these dedicated supporters raised over $12,000, every dollar of which will go to Australian researchers to help in their search for the cures.

November will now host one of the last big running events for the year, with Melbourne’s third annual City2Sea kicking off on the 17th. The sister event to Sydney’s famous City2Surf starts at the Arts Centre in Melbourne CBD, traveling along St Kilda Road, around the Albert Park Grand Prix track and on to a spectacular finish by the sea in St Kilda.

Elite runners, joggers and walkers from around Australia will be joined by many dressed in novelty themed costumes with live music along the route. Of these participants, 15 have chosen to support the ACRF.

If you are interested in running in this year’s City2Sea for a cause why not take up the challenge and be a part of our prestigious Gold Charity pack?

Go for Gold and get all this:

– You’ll be starting ahead of the field: a great way to beat the crowds and set a PB.

– We’ll keep you motivated with one-to-one support on fundraising, and regular tips for your training regime

– You’ll receive a FREE air-tech running shirt and sweatband.

In return for your Gold placement, we ask for:

Registration fee: $100

Fundraising pledge: $1000


There are still a few spots left and by becoming a gold charity supporter you’ll be making a huge difference to the fight against cancer, with 100% of donations received by the ACRF going directly to cancer research!

If you’re interested in running in the City2Sea as a Gold Charity Runner please contact us here to find out more information.