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Since Run for the Kids started back in 2006, over 400,000 people have come together to race nearly 4.5 million kilometres and raise over $18.6 million for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
This year the race features a five-kilometre run along with a special 15-kilometre long course to celebrate 15 years running a great course for a great cause.
Every year Transurban sponsors the race and opens up CityLink to give participants the opportunity to run or walk across the Bolte Bridge, and for long course participants, through the Domain Tunnel.
Transurban Group Executive Victoria, Henry Byrne said, “Our aim is to strengthen communities through transport, and to us this means more than just open roads – it’s about building the community up, and supporting the city’s ongoing success.
“By supporting Run for the Kids we hope to contribute to the health and development of our next generation,” said Mr Byrne.
The race will start and finish in the bustling Docklands precinct, close to restaurants, cafes and public transport to get runners to and from the course. The event village in Docklands Park will also feature lots of family-friendly entertainment so everyone has a spot to relax and recover after pounding the pavement.
Whether you’re a runner, walker or just want to volunteer, please register now to support the Royal Children’s Hospital and the vital work they do for the children and families who need their care. See you at the start line!
For more information, check: www.runforthekids.com.au