The Sun Herald City2Surf is a massive day at Bondi. Every year, in the world’s biggest fun run, around 80,000 people run or walk from the start line in the City, up heartbreak hill and then hobble across the finish line at Bondi beach.
While the winners (This year Ben St Lawrence in 41′ 42″ and Ellie Pashley in 46′ 21″) finish very quickly, it takes hours before the majority of people cross the line. They are hungry and looking for food!
To help raise much needed funds for the club, and to raise awareness of lifesaving, the surf club puts on a BBQ. The City to Surf has become one of our largest fundraising days!
On the day, we had over 40 volunteers helping out with the BBQ AND this year was our most profitable year on record from City2Surf fundraising. It was great to see so many members enjoying the day, as well.
Check out a video of the chaos later here https://www.facebook.com/isabella.dobozy/videos/10212264301151304/
Thank you to everyone that assisted with City to Surf this year. The organisation usually starts a few months out. Special thanks to Alex Nothling and Helen Jenkinson for their work leading up to it. Also thank you to Justin Biggs for all his work in the lead up to the day.
A big thanks to Harris farm for providing all the food for us to sell. This maximised the fundraising and is greatly appreciated.
The Bondi Surf club itself was used as the first aid station for competitors.
Bondi lifesavers often run in the City to Surf race. This year a team raised money for a beach access ramp for wheelchairs.