Racing to the finish line for life-saving research
A group of avid Centenary supporters has raised an astonishing $7,125 for the Institute, after taking part in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival on Sunday 16th September.
Competitors could not have hoped for a more perfect day, with clear blue skies and cool temperatures ensuring weather conditions were optimal. Cheery buskers and enthusiastic cheerleaders dotted the race route, creating an electric atmosphere and giving runners the encouragement they needed to keep pushing to the finish line – whether that be the 42km Full Marathon, 21km Half Marathon or 10km Bridge Run.
Team Centenary consisted of 11 members, including Centenary’s very-own Executive Director Mathew Vadas, and Head of the Vascular Biology Program Jenny Gamble. Joining them in the 10km event were Sara Bamford, Mary Concepcion, Adrian McMurray, David Parr and Laura Parr.
Centenary scientist Claudio Counoupas was first across the finish line for the Team in the 21km Half-Marathon with a time of 1:47:31.
A special mention to our three incredible 42km Marathon runners:
Laura Hill – 3:40:32
Katie Halsted – 3:43:36
Aleasha Way – 4:05:21
Thank you to all of our incredible runners for raising both awareness and funds for Centenary’s life-saving research.
If you would still like to donate to their cause, you can do so here. Every dollar makes a difference!