IMPORTANT UPDATE: Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 North Ryde Fun Run has been cancelled. Please check this website in early 2021 for the next North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health.
Online Registrations will close at 9p.m on Saturday 24 August 2019.You can register at the event from 9a.m.
The 2019 North Ryde "Dress Up" Fun Run is on Sunday 25 August 2019 from 9am to 1pm 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 again be a "dress up" (OPTIONAL) walk or run. Come and enjoy your walk or run, dressed up in your favorite/funky/colorful outfits.
There will be a fun event again this year, the mothers or fathers and babies pram push. One sociable lap of the oval. There are no winners and no prizes, it's just a fun interlude. The donation to enter is $10.
This year there will be a $500 cash prize for the school or preschool within the Ryde Council area with the most entries in the Fun Run!
Have some fun, do something good for your health and give something to a worthy cause!!!
Online registration is now open but will close at 9pm on Saturday 24 August 2019 : $25 for adults, $15 for students, $10 for the pram push- see our Entry Form Registrations will be taken at the field on Sunday 25 August 2019: $30 for adults, $20 for students , $15 for the pram push
|8:30||Morning Safety Briefing for Volunteers and Stall/Vendor participants|
|9:00||Registration desk opens for events|
Assembly for Open 2km Walk/Run
Open 2km Walk/Run starts
Assembly for pram push
Mothers and fathers pram push starts
Assembly for 5km Run/Walk (combined Open and Intercollegiate)
|10:45||5km Run/Walk 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.
Australian Rotary Health
You can make a tax deductible donation directly to Australian Rotary Health by clicking on ARH below. Please remember to note North Ryde Rotary when you donate to ARH
Vision Personal Training and The Corporate Challenge
Do you work with a group of keen runners? Would you like to organise a team to run 5K to raise funds for Youth Mental Health? Registrations are now open at northrydefunrun.com.au To register a corporate team, runners enter their details on the entry form and click on corporate sponsors entry. Vision Personal Training has donated some fabulous prizes and incentives.
The prizes are:
2x $400 PT voucher to the highest corporate team. 2x $250 voucher to the runners up.
PLUS….. 1x $500 PT voucher to the individual who bids for it!
The incentives are:
Free access to the studio and group classes for the corporates who register for the Fun Run – come into the studio and train or participate in the group classes each week free of charge leading up to the event.
Contact: Michael Grimas, General Manager, Vision Personal Training Level 2 50 Waterloo Rd Macquarie Park telephone 98785788 www.visionpt.com.au
The Vision Personal Training team will once again be at the fun run to help with the warm up before the run!