You’re invited to the ultimate ANZAC Day challenge
Let us a break it down for you; 100km in 24 hours, all while raising money for a great cause ahead of ANZAC day, can we count you in?
The team behind the ANZAC Day Challenge are back with a mega 100km marathon set for Saturday April 23.
Held in the scenic trails of Northern Sydney, the gruelling course will see you cover 100km in 24 hours. But in true ANZAC spirit, you’ll be raising funds to support injured defence force personnel along the way.
Sound tough? Before you run for the hills, be sure to know that organisers will include a number of shorter distances and events for those working their way to the 100km mark. And because you do have 24 hours, there’s plenty of time for you to trek the course. So grab the girls and battle on!
Following the huge success of last year’s event, which raised over $130,000, the ANZAC Day Challenge is joining forces this year with leading veterans support service Soldier On.
Soldier On Chairman, LTGEN Peter Leahy, hopes the event will create awareness and raise funds for our wounded warriors. ‘It’s events like this that show the men and women of our defence forces that we will always have their backs and their sacrifices have not gone unnoticed,’ he says.
Interested? Here’s what you need to know:
The event will set off at dawn at the Manly-Warringah War Memorial Park. After paying your respects, you’ll be asked to line up for the first of three legs, finishing at St Ives Showground.
The second leg is 25km, and third and final is the longest, pushing you to the edge with a 40km trail.
All three tracks will take you through the beautiful Kuringai and Garigal National Parks featuring breath-taking water views and sandstone escarpments. And it’s not all scenic; the atmosphere will be electric, with pumped-up beats and cheers of support along the way.
If you want to secure your place in this momentous event, sign up now! Spots are limited, so register early and don’t miss out.