If you trust in yourself... and believe in your dreams... and follow your star... you’ll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy.Terry Pratchett

Sun Run and Cole Classic 2017

February 14, 2017

We were joined by a bigger than ever team of Good Return runners and swimmers over the weekend for the annual Sun Run and Cole Classic. The team has to date raised over $20,000 for Good Return.

Despite the heat and humidity we had some fast finishes, with Board Member Aaron Levine first of the Good Return competitors to cross the line in the 10km event. A few of our runners took time to take in the scenery of what has been called the most scenic course on the fun run calendar.

Sunday morning was time to cool off as CEO Shane Nichols and Corporate Relations Manager Helena Hurley joined ambassador Mark Swivel for a 2km swim in the Cole Classic.

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It was a fantastic year for fundraising with Ambassador Tharani raising $2700 and Rob and Anna raising $2530. Overall we have raised over $20,000, surpassing our target of $17,000. The funds we have raised will go towards our work, helping women living in poverty across the region access the opportunities and resources they need to break the cycle of poverty. It costs just $50 to help a woman through our financial empowerment courses and help them invest small microloans to build a sustainable income. We are very lucky as an organisation to have so many dedicated supporters willing to run, swim, (and crawl!) to show their dedication to building a better, fairer world for some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in our region. They are a kind, inspiring and committed group of people we are very grateful to have standing behind us and the work that we do.

To everyone who participated, a special heartfelt thank you from the Good Return team. We couldn’t do what we do without your support. To everyone who donated to their friends and family taking part, thank you for joining us in our mission to end poverty in our region, it is the support of people like you that will help us realise our vision of a world without poverty. Good Return founder Guy Winship has always said that this organisation is a community organisation built by the community and sustained by the community. Events like the Sun Run and Cole Classic show just how much support there is in the community to build a fairer world.

Hang up your goggles and insoles and enjoy a hard earned rest. We hope to see you again next year for some more fun in the Sun Run.

There’s still time to donate, please follow the link to support the Good Return Sun Run and Cole Classic team.

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