Join #TeamTOGA in Sun-Herald City2Surf

Sunday 17 October, 2021

TOGA is entering #TeamTOGA in the iconic Herald Sun City2Surf to be held in Sydney on Sunday 17 October, 2021. Commencing in Hyde Park and winding a 14km course to Bondi beach, participants range from serious runners, fun runners, walkers, prams and those raising awareness for various charities.  The City2Surf will celebrate 50 years of running this year and TOGA will raise awareness of the need for clinical trials and clinical research to save and benefit the lives of people living with lung cancer.

#TeamTOGA is open to any who is interested in entering the event and raising sponsorship money to donate to TOGA. Already included in #TeamTOGA are seasoned runners Professor Ben Solomon & Dr Malinda Itchins and many energetic walkers.

Training has commenced. Post your weekly cumulative distance on Twitter on Sunday night using #TeamTOGA, and see how you compare on the TOGA training and TOGA fundraising leaderboards weekly.

How do I participate?

We are waiting on further details from City2Surf but expect that they will create a fundraising platform where you will create your own page and name TOGA as your recipient charity.

You will then need to circulate your page to your own network of family and friends to attract sponsorships.

We know asking for money is hard, but explaining why the cause is important to you will let you friends and family see your passion and they will be encouraged to donate. By using the platform, those that donate $2 and over automatically receive a receipt to enable them to claim a tax deduction. Alternatively, people may like to donate directly to TOGA here.

The cost to enter the race is approx. $80. A team t-shirt will be available on the morning of the race for the price of $35. Pre-order your size here. Fundraisers who attract more than $250 in sponsorships will receive their team shirt free.

The recent COVID situation in NSW has not altered the announcement for City2Surf. We expect the event to continue in some capacity, even if it means running a 14km course individually. The important message is to start your training program!

We also intend to organise fundraising for running events in other states in the future. Please contact us on info@thoraciconcology.org.au if you would like to raise funds for TOGA in a running event in your home town.