On Sunday 18th May the Events Extraordinaire’s at OzParty participated in the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon.
It was an early start for us all with a 6:45am kick-off for the 21.1km relay race through the city streets.
Buzzing with adrenaline and anticipation we hit the course on the fire of the starting gun by official event ambassador Stephanie Rice.
The course breaks you in gently with a downhill start from Hyde Park to Circular Quay before taking you on a journey around some of Sydney’s most iconic landmarks including the historic Rocks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour and the Sydney Opera House.
The support from the jeering crowd lining streets and overhead bridges is infectious and the upbeat tunes roaring from race-side bands and music stations drives runners on with fierce determination.
It’s most certainly the ultimate synergy of pleasure and pain!
It is however awe-inspiring to see the number of individuals and teams running with passion for such great charities, with many runners displaying their cause with pride on their running tops as they teared through the streets.
For a few hours in the early morning of Sunday 18th May the entire city of Sydney was oozing that warm fuzzy feeling that comes with a rich display of human generosity and taking action for a selfless cause.
For us, we ran for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, a cause close to all of our hearts and raised $2,000.
Would we do it again….yes….would we train harder next time….most definitely….
But for now it’s back to the Deep Heat and stairs avoidance for the foreseeable…
Check us out at: http://acrf.com.au/half-marathon-runners-raise-over-83k-for-cancer-research-in-aus/#respond