fPerth’s newest running event, the WAtoday Swan River Run presented by Westpac, will take place for the very first time on Sunday, 13th July.

 

Sister event to the world’s largest run – Sydney’s City2Surf - the Swan River Run will showcase Perth’s best sights, with the 14km course starting in the heart of the city on St Georges Terrace.

 

In its first year, runners will be able to challenge themselves on this spectacular course, which sees participants run along Riverside Drive and on to Mounts Bay Road before running through the iconic Kings Park. 

 

The race will finish along the Swan River on Hackett Drive by the University of Western Australia. 

There will also be a shorter 5km fun run - perfect for families or first-time runners looking to take on a challenge together.

 

Elite runners, joggers, pram-pushers and walkers from Perth and around Australia will be joined by many dressed in novelty-themed costumes – all enjoying live music along the route.

 

The Swan River Run will raise funds for hundreds of charities. Organisers encourage participants to set up their own online fundraising page to raise money for their chosen charity and to run for a cause close to their heart. 

www.swanriverrun.com.au

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Brisbane Times City2South presented by Westpac returns for a second year, taking place on Sunday, 15th June.

 

The hugely successful inaugural event last year saw more than 7,000 people take part and this year it is set to be even bigger with the introduction of a new 5km course.


Participants will be rewarded with spectacular riverside scenery as they take on the established 14km and new 5km courses. The 14km race will start at Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, head up to George Street, through South Bank, along Coronation Drive, up to the University of Queensland and over Highgate Hill, finishing in the ‘Recovery Zone’ with a festival atmosphere at Musgrave Park. 

The 5km course starts on the Brisbane Corso and is perfect for families or first-time runners looking to join in the fun of the City2South.


The event throws its support behind charities such as HeartKids Queensland and Cancer Council Queensland, with participants encouraged to raise money for a charity close to their heart, either by becoming a Gold Charity runner or by setting up an online fundraising page. 


With more than 800 charities to choose from, everybody is able to find one to run for that will make their event memorable. 

www.city2south.com.au/

 

 

 

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