On March 13, the fourth annual Kuringgai Chase will get underway from Claude Cameron Grove in Wahroonga. It may begin at 9am on a Sunday morning, but missing one little sleep in has never felt so good!
Some will be participating in a 4.5km walk affectionately known as the Barry Easy Walk, in honour of the late Barry Easy OAM, who was a longstanding, hardworking and well-known member of the Ku-ring-gai community (not to mention founder of our event)! Others will be participating in the main feature, the 9km Kuringgai Chase. Some will be there simply to cheer on friends or family and maybe enjoy the post-race sausage sizzle! Everyone’s welcome.
Young Wisdom has made an in-kind donation of various marketing communication services since the lead up to the first event in late 2012. For example, check out the short animated video below (and please feel free to share it)! I was also happy to jump on board as a committee member and have enjoyed working with the team that makes this great and growing initiative happen each year.
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The purpose of the event is to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Sydney Upper North Shore; an organisation that creates sporting and community involvement opportunities for people living with intellectual disabilities. Here’s a video we made with Lucy, a keen athlete and ambassador for Special Olympics Sydney Upper North Shore:
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The Kuringgai Chase is a perfect day out for families, with the race of your choice followed by a community carnival and sausage sizzle. The MC for this event will again be Vic Lorusso and he’ll make sure you find your way around the course without hitting any major traffic! You can register by clicking here.
For those who can’t participate on the day for any reason, we would gratefully welcome your kind donation for Special Olympics Sydney Upper North Shore. Over the last 4 years, the organising committee has worked hard to ensure that our event spends as little as possible in order to see the maximum possible benefit passed straight on. You can make your donation by clicking here.
This event would not be possible without the significant and consistent support that it has received from many local organisations, community groups and sponsors, primarily: McConnell Bourn real estate agents, Knox Grammar School, Peter Vickers Business Group, SAS Institute and the Ku-ring-gai Council. Please drop me a message if your organisation might be interested in sponsoring next year’s event; various sponsorship levels are on offer and you can take it from me that it feels good to support such a worthwhile cause!
The Kuringgai Chase is an up-and-coming community event that is definitely here to stay – you can one day tell your grandchildren that you were at the fourth one if you register to join us on March 13!
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