The 2015 North Ryde Fun Run is on Sunday 30 August 2015 from 9am to 2pm at the Macquarie University Sport Fields, corner of Culloden and Talavera Roads, Macquarie Park. For detailed information about the event see our Fun Run page and FAQ.
Registration is now open: $20 for adults, $10 for students - see our Entry Form
|8:30||Morning Safety Briefing for Volunteers and Stall/Vendor participants|
|9:00||Registrations open for events, Breakfast|
|9:45||Assembly for Open 5km Run, opening of the Fun Run by the Hon. Victor Dominello, MP for Ryde|
|10:00||Open 5km run starts|
|10:45||Assembly for 2km Walk, opening by the Hon. John Alexander, MP for Bennelong|
|11:00||2km Walk starts|
|11:45||Assembly for Intercollegiate 5km race, opening by Louise Sauvage, Paralympian|
|12:00||Intercollegiate 5km race starts, novelty races|
|After||Lunch, prize giving, novelty races, entertainment, fun|
The North Ryde Fun Run is a community event organised by the Rotary Club of North Ryde, with venue partner Macquarie University and local community groups. It is for fun walkers and runners, not for professionals. We thank all the sponsors, supporters and volunteers who generously donate time, money, merchandise and services to make this event possible.
The proceeds go to fund research into youth mental health and treatment programs, and to other worthy Rotary projects.
It is important to care for the mental health of our young people. Between 2-5% of young people will suffer from anxiety. Young children with anxiety are 3-5 times more likely to develop teenage depression.
It costs over $30,000 per year for a PhD student to research youth mental health problems and develop appropriate solutions. A subsidised place in a Cool Kids treatment program for children costs $500. You could help fund research or a place in a treatment program for a child whose parents can't afford it.
We have already received over $10,800 in sponsorship and donations but we encourage people to contribute as much as possible.
Donate now to this worthy cause or sponsor us.