The much anticipated event in the sporting calender of Sydney is just around the corner. Tens of thousands of local participants and elite international athletes join the 14 kilometre race from Hyde Park in the CBD to the finish at Bondi Beach. Lauded as the largest run in Australia and the world, the Sun-Herald City2Surf presented by Westpac on 10 August is not just a sporting event, it is an opportunity to raise funds for needy causes.
To draw more public attention to the fundraising and charities, the organiser, Fairfax Events, has packed the run with even more attractions. Here are 4 fun-tastic reasons to join in the Sun-Herald City2Surf and run for charity.
It's easy to support your favourite cause or charity
Already over 7,700 people have raised more than $3.2 million for causes close to their hearts. The organisers, Fairfax Events, have made it easy for the public to participate through a dedicated fundraising website. You can set up your own fundraising webpage and choose from more than 800 charities to support. It is a convenient online platform to share your special messages, share images and videos, and start a blog, with all content accessible to your friends and family.
X Factor judge, Redfoo, will be joining over 85,000 participants to kick off Sydney's popular sporting event. Fresh from his performance at the world's biggest dance festival in Belgium, Redfoo will DJ at the start line to get the run off to a rocking start.
Redfoo will be joined by rocks bands, DJs, Brazilian dancers, drummers, bagpipes, buskers and more in 40 different performances. Don't forget the fellow participants in dazzling and out-of-this-world costumes who help keep the entertainment real.