The first-ever Greater Bank RunNSW 5km digital race gives people from across NSW the opportunity to get involved in a one-of-a-kind “fun run” on the same weekend, while supporting a good cause.
Athletics NSW CEO Duncan Tweed said people can participate regardless of their age, location in NSW or ability level. Register for free at www.runnsw.com.au, sync a GPS tracking app or wearable; and walk, wheel, run or jog one activity totaling 5km on the weekend of December 10 to 11.
The first 1,000 people to enter will unlock a $5 donation to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance by Greater Bank. The Athlete’s Foot is offering $2000 worth of prizes to be awarded at random to participants.
“No one has done anything like this before in Australia,” Mr Tweed said.
“We’re bringing communities from across the state together to be active and support a worthy cause,” he said.
“You don’t have to be a runner or in a running group to take part; simply step outside your front door.”
Greater Bank chairman Wayne Russell and CEO Scott Morgan have registered. So too has RunNSW recreational running manager and Olympian, Scott Westcott.
Mr Russell said the event is a new addition to the 10 RunNSW community fun runs it supports across NSW in 2016. .
“As a customer owned bank our focus is on customers and the community,” Mr Russell said.
“This is something families and friends can do together in all parts of the state,” he said.
Greater Bank is a long time supporter of Cerebral Palsy Alliance Its charitable foundation is currently funding mentoring programs for young people with cerebral palsy.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a physical disability that affects movement and posture. It is a permanent life-long condition, but generally does not worsen over time. It is due to damage to the developing brain either during pregnancy or shortly after birth. It is not an intellectual disability. It is the most common physical disability in childhood. In Australia, a child is born with CP every 15 hours. 1 in 500 Australian babies is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. For most, the cause is unknown, and there is no known cure.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance provides family-centred therapies, life skills programs, equipment and support for people living with cerebral palsy and their families. Cerebral Palsy Alliance operates from 55 sites throughout metropolitan, regional and rural NSW and the ACT.