Upcoming Events – Opportunities for Sponsorship

Posted - June 2011 in HSPRF News

In 2010, a bunch of people asked their networks for sponsorship in different events around the country to fundraise for the Foundation. A total of over $10,000 or 10% of our annual budget was raised in this way … a very important contribution.

Committee member Ken Price and his three sons will again be running in the Gold Coast Marathon in early July. Support them here.

Sydney’s City2Surf event in August is again attracting considerable interest from the HSP community this year. Multiple City2Surf campaigners Chris Hall and Charles Fellner (support Charles here) are lining up again, as are first timers Stephen Flood and Natalie Lunn. And there may be one or two more. We’ll keep you posted.

Here is a list of upcoming events where the Foundation is registered as a participating charity. Anyone who is taking part in one of these events can create their own fundraising page on the Everyday Hero website, nominating the HSP Research Foundation as their chosen charity, then let all their friends, colleagues and supporters know about it so that they can sponsor you.

If you are entering any of these events, please email us at the Foundation and let us know so that we can support you in publicising your participation.

2011 Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Date: 2nd-3rd July, 2011

Location: QLD

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The 33rd annual Gold Coast Airport Marathon will be staged on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July 2011 – always the first weekend in July. More than 23,000 took part in 2010 … why don’t you take on the challenge in 2011 and do it for the HSP Research Foundation?

 

 

Run Melbourne, presented by the Age

Date: 17th July, 2011

Location: VIC

 

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Run Melbourne presented by The Age, is the community fitness event for everyone. With the right training, anyone, at any age and any fitness level can participate. It’s also an opportunity to raise money for the charity you care about most. Set yourself a 5km, 10km or half marathon challenge and start training.

 

$280,000 was raised in 2008 for a variety of Victorian charities. In 2009, that figure almost doubled as a staggering $533,717 was raised and in 2010, 17,655 runners and walkers raised more than $1 million! This year, we are aiming to raise a much-needed $1.5 million for worthy causes!

 

On Sunday, 17th July 2011, Run Melbourne, presented by The Age will be held once again, offering participants a half-marathon, a 10km run and a 5km run or walk starting and finishing at Federation Square. New in 2011, is the free Run Melbourne Expo (Thursday, 14 July – Saturday, 16 July) and a 3km Kids Run (Saturday, 16 January). We look forward to seeing you at the start line.

 

Raise awareness of your cause and the dedicated efforts of your supporters by sending your fundraiser stories to Lizzie Davenport at [email protected] for inclusion on the Run Melbourne website and in the media.

 

This year there are also some great prizes to be won including Top Weekly Fundraiser and the Running Fit Team Challenge. For more information go to www.runmelbourne.com.au/win.

 

 

 

The Sun-Herald City2Surf, presented by Westpac

Date: 14th August, 2011

Location: NSW

 

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Save the date for this year’s Sun-Herald City2Surf, presented by Westpac, taking place on Sunday, August 14. Last year a record 80,000 entered the race, with Olympian and first-time City2Surf participant Grant Hackett on hand to fire the starter’s gun for the 40th race.

 

Entries opened May 22, so whether you’re a serious runner, casual jogger or want to join in for the first time, don’t miss your chance to be a part of Sydney’s favourite sporting event. The event aims to raise much-needed funds for more than 500 charities. Last year the event raised more than $2.8 million for charities across the country and you can help us raise even more in 2011.

 

 

Pub 2 Pub Charity Fun Run & Walk

Date: 28th August, 2011

Location: NSW

 

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The 19th annual Pub 2 Pub Charity Fun Run & Walk is a 13km event along mainly local roads but includes a start on the beach and some parkland. The iconic event is organised by The Brookvale Rotary in conjunction with Newport Arms Hotel and is touted as a smaller version of the City2Surf.

 

The course starts on the sand at Dee Why Beach and follows a picturesque route to The Newport Arms Hotel, one of Sydney’s most famous hotels. Punters young and old, big and small and from near and far are welcome. In previous years over $1,000,000 has been raised, over $150,000 being raised in 2010.

 

 

2011 Chevron City to Surf for Activ

Date: 28th August, 2011

Location: WA

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In 2011 we welcome back the Charity Challenge! Run for a cause yours or ours, it’s all about making a difference and getting inspired. Get on board and run for your charity on August 28th.

 

The Chevron City to Surf for Activ has been running for 37 years and is WA’s largest and best loved community event. Official fundraising channels are now open to all WA charities as well as the event’s Partner Charity Activ. Activ have been supporting people with disabilities in the community since 1975 and runners in the City to Surf for 36 years. The fundraising arm of the event is the Charity Challenge and it encourages all participants to gain sponsors for their exceptional efforts on the last Sunday in August. The message is simple… Run for a cause… yours, or ours…

 

 

2011 Noosa Triathlon Multisport Festival

Date: 26th-30th November, 2011

Location: QLD

 

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Arising from very humble beginnings in 1983, the very first Noosa Triathlon attracted only 180 competitors, helmets were optional, wetsuits were banned and cyclists got lost on the course! However, in its 28 years of operation, USM EVENTS (USM) has developed the triathlon into a first class international multi sport and entertainment event. Every year national and international competitors and spectators flock to Queensland’s shores to witness not only Noosa’s most prominent annual festival, but also Australia’s largest triathlon event and the largest Multi Sport Festival of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

Today, the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival is an annual five-day hallmark event, celebrating sports participation, healthy lifestyles, fitness and fun. With an irresistible mix of sport and entertainment coupled with sun, sea and surf in one of Australia’s most popular destinations – Noosa – the event consists of various family, social and sporting activities for all ages and abilities. The feature event on the final day of the festival is the Noosa Triathlon.

So get involved, get training and register now for the 2011 Noosa Triathlon Multisport Festival.

 

 

 

 

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