Run 2 Cure Neuroblastoma
Fun Runs and Fun Day
Neuroblastoma Australia’s largest annual fundraising event WILL NOT go ahead on Sunday 5 June as a result of Sydney’s wild weather
The Run2Cure Neuroblastoma was set to take place on June 5th this year in the picturesque Royal Botanic Gardens. As I am sure many of you would remember that weekend showed Sydney how fierce Mother Nature can be and we had to make the difficult decision to not go ahead with the event for the sake of our participants, volunteers and suppliers.
In the aftermath of the event, the decision was most certainly the right one as alongside the driving rain and wind that was still present on the Sunday morning, there was flooding and debris throughout the course which would have most certainly risked the safety of all involved.
Significant effort has been made to identify options for us to reschedule the event, however, as with many other major events that were schedule on June 5th, it is with great regret that we have not been able to find an alternate date for all. The logistics involved in rescheduling the event along with the costs have meant that it is just not able to be done this year.
As you would all know, the costs to hold such an event don’t go away just because it doesn’t take place, and that is why, as per the terms & conditions of entry we will not be offering refunds. For all of those who had purchased merchandise we will ensure that it gets to you via the post.
On behalf of the whole Run2Cure team, I want to once again thank everyone for their ongoing support, especially all of the event sponsors, families that have worked so hard to fundraise and charities and volunteers who have been working tirelessly to support the event.
Despite not going ahead, and due to the generosity of many suppliers who supported the decision, we have raised ~$90K for our charity partners, Childrens Cancer Institute, The Kids Cancer Project & Cancer Council NSW, which is the equivalent of funding a researcher for a year, for that we are all very proud and thankful.
It is through research that we will find a cure for Neuroblastoma and save many families from the devastation of diagnosis, heartbreak of taking a child through treatment and in the most tragic of circumstance, suffering the fate of losing a child.
Run2Cure will be back again in 2017 and we would love to see you all there and hope Mother Nature is kinder to us next year.
Michaela Flanagan & The Run2Cure Team
The Domain and Botanical Gardens
10k 7.30 am. 5k 9.00 am. 3k 9.10am. 1k 10.30 am.
During Run 2 Cure 2014 & 2015 we raised over $400,000 for research into Neuroblastoma and saw over 2200 people participate in the event each year.
Help us beat the leading cause of deaths in children under the age of 5 from cancer and take part in the Neuroblastoma Run 2 Cure fun runs. Currently neuroblastoma survival rates are only 50% and this is your opportunity to help us change them through helping us raise funds for research.
The Neuroblastoma Run 2 Cure comprises of 3 fun runs – a 10k, a 5k and a 3k as well as a 1km fun walk which is for children five and under with family.
The 3k, 5k and 10k fun runs start in the Domain and go around Mrs.Macquarie’s Chair providing some stunning views of Sydney Harbour. These runs really have to be among the most scenic runs in Australia and are timed.
The 1k walk is within the Domain and is a walk for children 5 and under with parents and siblings as neuroblastoma is a cancer affecting young children.The 1k walk this year is called The Little Heroes 1k as children are encouraged to dress up as superheroes! This is a walk for children by children.
Neuroblastoma Run 2 Cure is organised by the volunteer charity Neuroblastoma Australia to raise much needed funds for Children’s Cancer Institute, Cancer Council NSW and The Kids’ Cancer Project for research into neuroblastoma.