Get ready Ballarat - Run for a Cause is about to launch.
The Ballarat Foundation ‘Run for a Cause’ will be the largest mass participation community fun run/walking event in the area with all proceeds going directly to local charities.
Proudly filling the void left by Run Ballarat, ‘Run for a Cause’ will bring together schools, businesses and community groups to raise funds and awareness for a particular cause each year. With a fast, flat course designed by local runners, it will offer people of all abilities a scenic and challenging day out. With distances ranging from 1km to 10kms, and high levels of on course entertainment there will be something for everyone.
The 2018 cause will centre around the food security issues within Ballarat and surrounding areas. Currently, more than 12% of our population present to food charities each year simply to fight hunger. Alarmingly, over a third of these are children.
Sunday, November 18.
Mercure Ballarat 5km
Nth Sports Club Family Walk (5km)
Golden Nugget Bakery Kids Dash (1km).
Food security in the region.
Start and finish events precinct in Victoria Park. Visit run4ac.org for course maps.
Hometown Olympic marathon hero Steve Moneghetti and fellow marathon runner Julian Spence (The Running Company Ballarat) are running ambassadors.
The Ballarat Foundation is has been overwhelmed with the community spirit in local organisations supporting the event. List of 2018 event partners can be found at run4ac.org/partners/
This year, Ballarat Foundation have selected 6 charity partners for event funds to be distributed including Uniting Care Ballarat, Ballarat Community Health, Food is Free Laneway, Anglicare Victoria, Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre, & Salvation Army.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Visit run4ac.org to register.
3BA Bigshow host PT caught up with Run for a Cause Race Director Julian Spence & CEO of Ballarat Foundation Matt Jenkins.