Bolting for Barnardos

All money raised by The Beach Bolt will go to Barnardos to support families and communities in need. Photo: Lighttruth/flickr/CC
All money raised by The Beach Bolt will go to Barnardos to support families and communities in need. Photo: Lighttruth/flickr/CC

BY SEREIMA TAROGI
@sereima49

Barnardos Australia has announced a new addition to Sydney’s running event calendar: The Barnardos Beach Bolt.

Billed as a high-energy community event, The Barnardos Beach Bolt will take place on Coogee Beach starting at Grant Reserve on the southern end of Coogee and finishing up on the north end at Dunningham Reserve.

Coogee Beach, the venue for June's Barnardos Beach Bolt - the only run on grass, pavement, stairs and sand. Photo: Robyn Jay/flickr/CC
Coogee Beach, the venue for June’s Barnardos Beach Bolt – the only run on grass, pavement, stairs and sand. Photo: Robyn Jay/flickr/CC

The new one mile race is the latest in an already long list of running events on the city’s calendar with 25 events scheduled between now and the end of the year. But it can claim to be the only race in Sydney to cover running on grass, pavement, stairs and sand. All proceeds go directly to Barnardos.

In a statement on the event press release Barnardos Australia Marketing Director Manisha Amin said, “No child deserves to live in suffering. Children in Australia suffer every day and die at alarming rates. All money raised by The Beach Bolt event will assist the charity and its work supporting families and communities in need.”

The event will cater for all members of the community with races for all ages and fitness levels. Runners are also encouraged to ask family and friends to sponsor them in order to raise funds for the kids’ charity.

The Barnardos Beach Bolt starts at 9am on Sunday June 14, 2015.

To register go to www.beachbolt.com.au

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