A new formed partnership of Rosalind Events, the Bendigo Health Foundation and Bendigo Ford officially launched the return of the Bendigo Ford Fun Run. The new fun run event will be held on the streets of Bendigo on Sunday 6 March 2022 starting and finish in Bendigo’s beautiful Rosalind Park.
“This community-led event will feature brand new courses, a brand new event village in Rosalind Park at a brand new time of year. We are excited about the opportunities ahead and hope that we will be making a meaningful difference,” said Nigel Preston, Race Director.
Proceeds raised will support a great local cause: the Children’s Ward at Bendigo Health through the Bendigo Health Foundation. Participants can also create their own online fundraising profile to collect donations from their friends and family.
“Geoff and Nigel from the Rosalind Events team have a great track record for delivering community events such as the Bendigo Cycling Classic and The O’Keefe Challenge and we’re excited to see their newest project, the Bendigo Fun Run,” explained Jacinta Mangan, Events Coordinator, Bendigo Health Fundraising & Foundation.
“Bendigo Health Fundraising & Foundation is grateful to be the beneficiary of donated proceeds that will go to paediatric equipment and supporting children across our region.”
Of Bendigo Ford’s naming rights sponsorship, Donna Holt, Bendigo Ford said “we are so excited to be sponsoring the Bendigo Fun Run to support a fabulous local cause with our Children’s ward at Bendigo Health and supporting our local people.”
“There is nothing better than giving back to our great city and we look forward to coming together for this special day of ‘fun’,” Donna added.
Ambassadors on board to spread the word
The team has recruited ten ‘all-star’ event Ambassadors to help spread the word, including:
- Cr Dave Fagg – Whipstick Ward
- Alex Galea
- Andy Buchanan
- Bec Beasley
- Donna Todd
- Greg Hilson
- Leon Griffin
- Liz Baehnisch
- Liz Foster
- Loryn Savoia
There’ll be more details shared on these Ambassadors in the lead-up to the event.
Events on offer:
Events on offer as part of the Bendigo Fun Run in 2022 will be a 1km Kids Dash presented by Jennys Early Learning Centre, a 5km Fun Run / Walk presented by Physiotherapy Centre Bendigo, and a 10km Fun Run, Half Marathon (21.1km) and a 21.1km four-leg Relay.
The event is sponsored by naming rights Sponsor: Bendigo Ford; along with major sponsors: Physiotherapy Centre Bendigo, Jenny’s ELC and Powers Country Express.
The event’s media partner – Southern Cross Austereo – will help to spread the word through Triple M, Hit FM and Channel 10.
Supporting Partners of the event include Bill Wilkinson Optical Centre, Breach Apparel, Tweed Sutherland First National and Interflow.
For more information, visit the Bendigo Ford Fun Run website: https://www.bendigofordfunrun.com.au/