Mackay’s biggest annual fun run has plans to increase in size this year and exceed their fundraising expectations.
The event, held Sunday 4 June, raises much needed funds for the Leukaemia Foundation with contributions to date totalling nearly half a million dollars.
Event Director, Tim Magoffin advised, “We are extremely proud of our long-term relationship with the Leukaemia Foundation and what we have been able to contribute to such an important organisation.
“Over the past 14 years, the BMA Mackay Run has raised more than $480,000 to assist the Leukaemia Foundation with their valuable work.
“Each year our event evolves and this year we are hoping to welcome an expanded running field of just under 3,500 runners from throughout Australia.
“We believe the future of the BMA Mackay Marina Run is bright and with an expanded number of registrations, comes more donations for the Leukaemia Foundation which makes us especially proud.
“Our goal for this year is to reach the $500,000 mark and we are well on track for that.”
Leukaemia Foundation CEO Chris Tanti advised that funds raised through the BMA Mackay Marina Run would help support local families in their fight against blood cancer.
He said, “Blood cancer doesn’t discriminate, it can affect anyone, at any age.
“Every 27 minutes, a person is newly diagnosed with blood cancer. It’s our mission to not only provide education and support services for those impacted by blood cancer but to also take steps towards curing and conquering this disease.
“Whether you chose to run 5km, 8km or tackle our half marathon, corporate or junior dash events – every registration makes a difference and will help save lives.”
To register for this year’s BMA Mackay Marina Run or to make a donation, visit www.mackaymarinarun.com