Run Newcastle

Thousands turn out to ‘Run for it’ at Run Newcastle!

After a week of rain, the sun came out last Sunday for the annual Run Newcastle event. Over 2,700 participants ‘ran, walked or rolled’ to help raise over $75,000 for the redevelopment of the Adolescent Ward at the John Hunter Children’s Hospital.

We were really excited to partner with Run Newcastle again this year, encouraging people across the Hunter to ‘Run for it’ and get behind the cause. To fit in with the festival atmosphere our staff volunteers cooked up a popcorn storm in our Beyond Bank tent for hungry participants to enjoy after their event.

Run Newcastle has events for all ages and abilities. And 100% of every registration fee goes directly to the charity. The day kicked off with a 12km run then a 6km run and 6km family walk. After some fun festival-style activities, including carnival rides and musical entertainment the kids had a 1km dash with a sea of purple balloons waiting for them at the finish line.

The event is now in its fourth year and as a community partner of the Children’s Hospital, we are very proud to have been partnering with Run Newcastle since its inception. Find out how you can support the John Hunter Children’s Hospital without costing you time or money, with a Community Reward Account.