Grab your running or riding shoes and join one of the many fun runs and rides around the country and help the GI Cancer Institute raise funds vital for cancer research.
Taking part in a run or ride is a great way to keep healthy and reduce your cancer risk.
Check out our Training Tips to help get you started.
|The Sun Run & Cole Classic
Date: Saturday 4 February and Sunday 5 February
The Sun Run & Cole Classic includes either a 1km, 2km or 5km swim on Saturday, followed by a run from Dee Why to Manly on Sunday 5 February. You can enter either or both events. The event is not a race but a challenge to all persons to stretch themselves in body and mind. It will be an incentive to get fit; obtain confidence in your ability to achieve a pride in having performed something that is, perhaps slightly above average, and finally to receive some recognition of your accomplishment.
More information: Sun Run & Cole Classic
Date: Sunday 13 August 2017
The City2Surf was born, albeit humbly, in 1971, with just over 1,500 entrants.In the years since it has been proven time and again that no other fun run in the Southern Hemisphere matches the City2Surf in terms of organisation or demographics.It is truly a community event attracting entrants from all walks of life and all ages. Originally a 15km course, the 14km course of today has now become one of the most loved and largest community events in the world.
More information: The City2Surf
|Gold Coast Marathon
Date: 1-2 July 2017
The Gold Coast Airport Marathon is held annually in one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. It is Australia’s premier road race and was the first marathon in the country to hold an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Road Race Gold Label.The event is held on the first weekend of July and attracts more than 27,000 participants of all ages and abilities across a number of races including the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15km, Southern Cross University 10km Run, Suncorp Bank 5.7km Challenge and Zespri Junior Dash 4km and 2km races.
More information: http://goldcoastmarathon.com.au/
Date: Sunday 16 October 2016
Run this city and take in all of Melbourne’s iconic landmarks, feel the buzz of the live entertainment and soak up all the energy that Run Melbourne has to offer. It’s time to reclaim the streets and join a crowd of thousands. Choose from a 5k, 10k or 21.1k half marathon.
More information: http://runmelbourne.everydayhero.com.au/
|City to Surf
Date: TBC August 2017
For 42 years the Perth City to Surf has been an icon of the Western Australian sporting calendar, capturing the hearts of tens of thousands of people. The traditional 12km event has evolved over the years and the carnival now includes a Marathon, Half Marathon, 12km run/walk and the 4km run/walk/wheelchair. The City to Surf for Activ is truly a unique running carnival and one that will remain on the WA sporting calendar for many generations to come.
More information: http://perthcitytosurf.com/
Date: 19 March 2017
In November 1973, Mr Bob Clarke, along with a volunteer committee established the first City-Bay Fun Run in Adelaide.The event now has a national profile and attracts elite runners, international entrants and competitors from all over Australia. It also has its own website and computer intake system.Many fitness clubs, rehabilitation organisations, businesses and individuals use the events to achieve personal goals as well as raise funds for charities.
More information: https://www.bay-city.org.au/
|Point to Pinnacle
Date: TBC 2017
The Knight Frank Point to Pinnacle run and recreational walk starts at Wrest Point car park following Sandy Bay Road, left into Byron Street and left into Davey Street at Hotel Soho. Davey Street becomes Huon Road as it travels the route to the right turn onto Pillinger Drive and on to the pinnacle of Mount Wellington. The course is 21.4km long and just over 1,270 metres in elevation. This race is physically challenging and scenically stunning.
More information: http://www.pointtopinnacle.com.au/
Fundraising is easy! For more fun runs and walking events check out the Australian Running Calendar or our Everyday Hero page.
Simply create a page on Everyday Hero or Gofundraise and nominate the GI Cancer Institute as your charity of choice. Everyday Hero and Gofundraise both allow you to share your story, image or video to help you raise funds. You can easily share your page via email, facebook or twitter, and you can invite friends, family and colleagues to make donations and leave messages of support.
Donations are tallied and automatically processed for transfer to the GI Cancer Institute, so you don’t have to handle funds. It couldn’t be easier!
Any questions, please contact us:
Tel: 1300 666 769