The 2016 North Ryde "Dress Up" Fun Run is on Sunday 28 August 2016 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.
This year will be a "dress up" (OPTIONAL) walk or run. Come and enjoy your walk or run, dressed up in your favorite/funky/colorful outfits. Have some fun, do something good for your health and give something to a worthy cause!!!
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|
|9:45||Assembly for Open 2km Walk|
|10:00||Open 2km run starts|
|10:30||Assembly for 5km Run (combined Open and Intercollegiate)|
|10:45||5km Run starts|
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.
Register and/or donate now to this worthy cause or sponsor us.