Sunshine on a rainy day
Thanks to everyone who ran and walked – and sponsored and volunteered – to make Tour de PIF Sydney such a great day.
Although the cycling element was rained out, this did not stop everyone getting a little bit muddy and making a day of it! We were all rewarded with a scrumptious lunch in the sunshine.
Some highlights included seeing kangaroos, team members from Charter Hall herding baby ducklings back to their mum, and the opportunity to have a massage once you crossed the finishing line.
On the Day
The morning starts were staggered with the 20km walk kicking off the day with a little bit of drizzle, however by mid-morning sun had come out.
The 20km runners headed out at 9.20am, followed by the 10km walkers at 9.45am and finally the 10km runners at 10.30 – in full sunshine!
The course for the walk was the same for the run. This 10km route (twice around for 20kms) utilised a combination of the wide grass trails and narrow single track within three sections of the Scheyville National Park.
This made for muddy parts that added to the adventure of the day.
The Top Fundraisers
The no.1 fundraiser is Daniel Murphy from Multiplex who has raised over $25,000. His triumph propelled Multiplex Constructions to the no.1 fundraising team.
- Daniel Murphy, Multiplex
- Tim Christie, Taylors
- David Southon, Aliro
- Andrew Phillips, Built
- Bobby Dunimagloski, Urbis
- Multiplex Constructions
- Team Taylor
- The GPT Group
Haven House South Dowling
Funds raised will go towards Haven House South Dowling. It is a unique opportunity to increase the amount of youth accommodation while at the same time support the implementation of a proven model of support for those experiencing homelessness.
This project is a collaboration between the Property Industry Foundation, Roberts Co and The Salvation Army, specifically its Inner-City Youth Homelessness team. Find out more here
A big thank you to our Event Committee, chaired by Verity Osborne, WT Partnership, who were a huge help in the organisation of the event.
We would also like to thank the nine volunteers who helped us on the day and took on tasks as varied as registering participants on the day to ensuring that we were all packed up at the end.
Thank you all.
- Principal Sponsor – The GPT Group
A massive thank you to our sponsors, especially our Principal Sponsor, The GPT Group, who have been part of the Tour de PIF in every state over many years.
- Ride Sponsor – Aliro Group
- Ride Sponsor – Taylors Construction
- Walk/Run Sponsor – FDC
- Advertising Sponsor – oOh Media!
Feeding the People
In addition to an abundance of rain, we also had a generous supply of food for participants on the day.
Thank you to our lovely volunteer Panayioti Zoupantis who connected us to the Feed the People initiative, run by Sophia and Three Daughters Greek Orthodox Church.
Thank you to everyone involved for helping to extend the impact this year’s Tour de PIF is having on those in need!