The ANZAC Day Challenge
The ANZAC DAY CHALLENGE is on again in 2016, so put Saturday 23rd April in your planners.
After a successful fundraising effort in 2015, which saw nearly $130,000 raised. The event will again be raising funds to assist Soldier On in the vital work it does supporting our servicemen and women. The change of date to the Saturday prior to ANZAC Day will remain the same in future years, allowing those participating in the event to be involved in both the Challenge and other ANZAC Day commemorations.
This event is staged on stunning trails across two National Parks within northern Sydney- the Ku-rin-gai and Garigal National Parks. The main event will remain as the 100km ANZAC DAY CHALLENGE with a 24 hour time limit, beginning at the Manly Dam Memorial at dawn and finishing at St Ives Showground.The 100km event is broken into 3 legs, each of them finishing at St Ives Showground.
Leg 1 - Manly Dam to St Ives Showground (35km)
Leg 2 - Showground to Bobbin Head return (25km)
Leg 3 - Showground to Duffys Forest return (40km)
To open up the Challenge to those who feel a shorter distance is more suited to them, we are also introducing three shorter course options in 2016, with each of these challenges named after a significant Gallipoli campaign battle. The three additional shorter course challenges include:
The Lone Pine 65km Challenge – (comprising legs 2 and 3)
The Nek 40km Challenge – (comprising leg 3)
The Hill 60 25km Challenge – (comprising leg 2)
We look forward to staging an exciting and challenging event in 2016 and raising further funds for Soldier On.
Although the 2015 ANZAC Day Challenge was changed to a lap race at short notice due to unprecedented wild weather in the week leading up to the event which closed the National Parks, it was still a great success with very positive feedback from everyone who took part. See what some of the participants had to say in this short video.
ANZAC Day Challenge 2015 Runners Comments from Born to Run Foundation on Vimeo.