Running for #TeamTOGA
What is #TeamTOGA?
#TeamTOGA is a group of individuals who walk or run to raise money for lung cancer and mesothelioma research by participating in marathons or walking events and collecting donations and sponsors through their own personal fundraising page created by TOGA.
#TeamTOGA is reassembling for the 2023 Sun Herald City2Surf, but this year it will be bigger, better with wider reach and most importantly, an opportunity for some face to face fun, and to smash last year’s fundraising efforts with an ambitious target of $50,000.
This year anyone who raises >$500 will receive a free TOGA t-shirt for the event day.
T-shirts are also available for purchase from approximately end May. They will be around $40 and available at the TOGA Scientific Meeting in Grand Hyatt Melbourne July 20-21.
Which events can I participate in?
We have entered teams in:
- Sun Herald City2Surf- 13 August 2023
- Melbourne Marathon Festival– 15 October 2023
Unfortunately we do not have sufficient #TeamTOGA captains to enter a team in each event in Melbourne, so please enter your preferred race and set up your fundraising page. Earn your TOGA t-shirt and we will deliver it to you. We will look out for you in our team t-shirt on the day!
You can also choose to enter in an event closer to home, or a endurance event that is more to your liking. Contact us to set up a fundraising page for you.
Walk, jog or run the 14km course from Sydney’s CBD to Bondi Beach.
The race starts at the intersection of Park Street and College Street before participants make their way downhill on William Street and head up through the Kings Cross Tunnel, along New South Head Road winding through Rose Bay, and then up the infamous “Heartbreak Hill”.
Turn the corner at Vaucluse onto Old South Head Road, then Military Road and take in the ocean views on the downhill, before a turnaround at Curlewis Street, and crossing the finish line on Queen Elizabeth Drive at Bondi.
- Nike Melbourne Marathon (42.195km)
- Nike Half Marathon (21.1km)
- Run (10km)
- Run (5km)
- Walk (3km)
If you are intending to walk the entire event, the 3km walk is the recommended event. In the 5km event, you need to be aware of giving way to runners. Participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID19.