The Manly Rotary Club is again opening the streets of Manly for the 9th annual Manly Scenic Fun Run on Sunday June 3. Over the past nine years the event has raised more than $1.5 million.
The whole community is being urged to take part in the event and raise funds for local charities. All of the money collected goes to local charities and Rotary humanitarian projects.
The event kicks off at 8am, starting and finishing on the beach-front opposite The Corso.
Some of the past initiatives the money raised has gone towards have included:
- ·Establishing the Manly Women’s Shelter.
- ·Building work – a new kitchen, dining and meeting/work area facilities for Pioneer Clubhouse and a new kitchen for the Salvation Army.
- Refurbishing projects - the bathrooms at Stewart House, the main office area at the Manly Community Centre, the kitchen and dining areas at Mission Australia’s homeless men’s shelter.
- Purchasing - much needed extra equipment for Sailability, the disabled children’s learn-to-sail school and medical equipment for Manly Hospital.
This year the Fun Run proceeds will be used to support a number of specific youth-related programs and projects. They include refurbishing a scout hall, supporting a camp for ‘at risk’ teenagers and supporting disabled youngsters in a new business enterprise. In addition, it may also go towards sponsoring a number of youth leadership development programs.
All ages and levels of fitness are welcome whether you run the 10km or walk the 2km or 5km.