Story and video produced by Tiarne Blackwell:
Donations, dedication and diversity: These are the words that most people used to describe this year’s City2Surf. Thousands of people travelled from near and far to take on the challenging 14 km run, and to raise money for the charity of their choice.
William Ma, who competed with this year’s UOW City2Surf team, donated his proceeds to the Child Cancer Research Fund. William strives to assist children with cancer, as this issue is personal to him. Sadly, William’s six-year-old nephew passed away from brain cancer last year. William hopes that he is helping to prevent such occurrences by donating to this cause.
Others, while still raising money for charity, spoke about the sporting aspect of the race. “Heartbreak Hill is the hardest part, for sure,” said Troy Holland, another competitor. “Maybe next time I would do it with someone.”
According to competitors, what’s not to love about a day filled with music, activities and exercise? They believe that the City2Surf is a great way to have fun while raising money for worthy causes. This year, Australia raised $4,347,693.31, and City2Surf hopes to do even better next year.
To find out more about the City2Surf, visit their website.
For information about Australian charities, visit the Australian Charity Guide.