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Feel good inside & out with these charity sporting events

07 February 2018

If, like many of us, your New Years resolutions involve flexing your charitable muscles more often, we’ve found three ways you can stay true to this in February. Whether you enjoy a game of cricket, a short run along the shoreline, or a dip in the pool, each of the events will make you feel good inside and out.

1. Pink Stumps Day

Date: Saturday 17 February (official date)

Location: Parks and Cricket Pitches across Melbourne

Run annually by the McGrath Foundation, Australia’s most recognised Breast Cancer charity, Pink Stumps Day gives cricket lovers the opportunity to embrace the foundation’s signature pink colour and raise money to help place BreastCare Nurses in communities across the country.

You don’t have to be a cricket all-star to take part, and depending on your group’s fundraising commitment, the McGrath Foundation provides all the game-day essentials in the form of a Pink Stumps Day Kit.

Gather a corporate team and register here:   

2. Cupid’s Undie Run

Date: Sunday 18th February – 11.30am

Location: St Kilda Promenade

Registration Cost: $60

Make Valentine’s Day weekend one to remember this year by taking part in Cupid’s Undie Run. Kicking off with a pre-run party, the 1.5km fun run or walk is quite possibly the only time you’ll be excused for running in your undies!

More conservative participants are encouraged to dress up (or down) in fancy dress, a superhero costume, or simply throwing a t-shirt over your bedroom-best.

Registration costs and donations to Cupid’s Undie Run go directly towards supporting the work of The Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia (CTF). CTF funds essential research on treatments for neurofibromatosis which effects one in every 2,500 births in Australia.

Register now at:   

3. Fitzroy MS 24-hour Mega Swim

Date: Friday 23 (6.00pm) – Saturday 24 February (6.00pm)

Location: Fitzroy Pool, Alexandra Parade, Fitzroy

Entry Fee: Adult – $45 (early bird $40), Junior- $35 (early bird $30).

With this summer continuing to be an outright scorcher, what better way to cool off than with a swim?

The MS 24-hour Mega Swim is a relay-swimming event where teams must have a swimmer in the pool for the entire 24-hours, with each lap raising money to support Australians living with multiple sclerosis. There’s no minimum number of laps to complete, making the event friendly for less experienced swimmers, as well as those with Olympic-level aspirations.

Money raised from the event goes towards providing medical services, respite care and immunotherapy support for those suffering with the disease, as well as support for families and care givers.

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