The Herald & Weekly Times Pty Ltd (HWT) has entered into an agreement with CityLink to bring to Melbourne a fun run that is an iconic event in support of Victoria’s best-loved charitable cause.
HWT, through its flagship newspaper, the Herald Sun has had a long and proud association with the Good Friday Appeal.
The Appeal originated in 1931 when a group of Herald and Weekly Times’ employees got together with sports officials to run a sports carnival that raised money for the hospital, then struggling in the grip of the Great Depression.
CityLink has been a proud partner of Run for the Kids since its inception in 2006 and we’re delighted to be so closely involved in an event that raises money for such a worthy cause.
Each year we welcome the opportunity to open our road for Victoria’s favourite fun run and give participants the truly unique experience of running or walking through the Domain Tunnel and over the Bolte Bridge.
It is inspiring to see the number of people who take part and embrace the spirit of the event to support the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
We hope you enjoy the unique experience the CityLink course offers.
CityLink is owned and managed by Transurban
Mazda Australia is proud to be sponsoring Run for the Kids in 2018.
When Run for the Kids began in 2005, Mazda was one of the first corporates to commit to the event and we’ve been there for the kids ever since.
Over the years, Run for the Kids has raised millions of dollars to help the families that require the specialist care that only the Royal Children’s Hospital can give.
So to reward those supporting one of Melbourne’s favourite charity events, every Victorian participant who signs up to walk or run will go into the draw to win one of Australia’s most popular cars, the stylish and sporty Mazda3 Maxx.
We’re proud to be partnering Run for the Kids once again and inspiring that famous Zoom-Zoom spirit for the 13th year running.
Nike has a longstanding commitment to support programs which are focused on youth; Run for the Kids is a fantastic way to support the efforts of the Good Friday Appeal. Not only will this event entice the community to get active and achieve great personal goals, it will also provide support to a very worthy cause.
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The Athlete’s Foot is a proud Corporate Sponsor of Run for the Kids.
The Athlete’s Foot is Australia’s largest athletic footwear retailer stocking over 50 premium brands across over 130 stores nationally. Our teams are passionate about helping everyone in the local community find their perfect fit and provide caring, professional service and quality products. Visit one of our stores and discover the perfect fit for your foot type using our exclusive fitting technology FITZI®. Whether it’s running, school, work, sports, walking or a specialist fit, we will ensure you get the comfort, performance and support you need from your footwear.
Metro Trains Melbourne is thrilled to have a partnership with Run for the Kids.
Metro Trains Melbourne operates a large rail network comprising 15 lines, 218 stations and over 800km of track. Our vision is a proud railway for everyone, every day. We strive to provide you with a great journey by focusing on safety, punctuality, reliability and customer service.
We also work with a broad range of charities and community groups including Run for the Kids.
We hope you enjoy this important event on Melbourne’s fundraising calendar.
The Arnold Sports Festival Australia is Australia’s largest multi sports festival and fitness expo with over 10,000 athletes competing in over 40 sports and sporting activations. All registered entrants have the option to pick up their race kits from the Arnold Sports Festival concourse at the MCEC on Friday the 16th and Saturday the 17th of March, 2018 and additionally all registered race participants will receive free entry to the event after the run upon presentation of their race bib on Sunday 18th March!
Arnold Schwarzenegger will also be on hand to officially start the Herald Sun/CityLink Run For the Kids as part of the worldwide star’s visit to Melbourne for his annual Sports Festival.
Seven is Australia’s largest commercial television network, our television programming reaches more than nine in ten Australians every week. The Seven Network is committed to a major presence in Australian life, an involvement extending beyond television and encompassing major events of local and national importance.
The Seven Network is a long standing major partner of the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Our association with the Run for the Kids is an extension of our commitment to the community and the Royal Children’s Hospital.
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The Modi™ Apple was originally conceived by Italian Apple growers in Ferrara Italy and is a cross between the Gala and Liberty apple which gives the apple a mature well rounded flavour that’s not too sweet or too tart.
In Australia it is exclusively grown in the Goulbourn Valley by a small select number of growers. There are ten growers in total who guard the growing and harvesting conditions very closely ensuing that each Modi™ is delivered to apple lovers exactly the same throughout the season.
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Coates Hire Limited is Australia’s largest equipment hire company with over 125 years experience in industry, supplying to a wide variety of markets including Engineering and Building Construction & Maintenance, Mining & Resources, Manufacturing, Government, and Events.
VicRoads purpose is to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to communities throughout Victoria by managing the Victorian arterial road network and its use as an integral part of the overall transport system.
VicRoads manages over 22,000 kilometres of roads and 3133 bridges and processes more than 22 million transactions a year for 3.7 million licensed drivers and 4.9 million registered vehicles. These road and registration and licensing services are delivered by around 3000 staff through a network of more than 50 offices located across the state.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth is delighted to support Run for the Kids by providing the legal services associated with the event.
As one of Australia’s leading law firms, we act for a wide range of corporate, commercial and government clients.
We are also aware of our responsibilities as a corporate citizen and are proud to support a number of worthwhile charitable and non-profit organisations through our pro bono program, which also facilitates access to justice for select individuals who would not otherwise be able to afford legal services.
Sport Projects is a sport and events management consultancy designed to be flexible and dynamic in keeping with the nature of the industry.
Sport Projects specialises in the planning and delivery of road events, with an experienced team expert in applying risk management and sport management methodology to racing and mass participation events.
Sport Projects provide a representative to the organising committee for the event and are responsible for the operations and logistics for Run for the Kids.
GTA Consultants is one of Australia’s largest transportation consultancies. We plan, design and deliver the transport infrastructure and services required to support the built environment.
Our services are built around the project lifecycle. We advise from initial planning and feasibility through engineering and design to delivery on the ground.
We work for both government and private industry around the country, with a guiding philosophy based on delivering progressive and integrated land use and transport planning outcomes
Yarra Trams operates Melbourne’s entire tram network which is the biggest operating tram network in the world with 250 kilometres of double track. This is made up of 29 tram routes and the free City Circle tourist tram and utilizes 487 trams.
Jump Media & Marketing is a specialist sports marketing and media agency delivering excellence, world-class expertise and ‘inside-the-business’ knowledge to the sports industry. Jump develop and execute high impact, innovative and results-driven sports marketing, communications, media productions and events.
Working closely with the Herald and Weekly Times, Jump sits on the event organising committee and is responsible for the media, public relations, event marketing and sponsorship sales and leverage activities for Victoria’s largest mass-participation fun run.
Jump is ideally placed to maximise Australia’s passion for sport and has successfully provided integrated marketing and communications solutions for organisations of all sizes across many segments of the sports industry. If you would like a communication program that resonates, a marketing and multimedia campaign that extends your audience, or an event to remember – Jump aboard