Batyr, a charity which supports young people’s mental health, is aiming to get a 500-person team together for the City2Surf race on Sunday, August 11. And you can join their cause, training with them for free every Tuesday morning in Barangaroo.
The organisation focuses on the stigma around mental health, as well as education about services available for struggling youth. This year's goal is to raise $100,000 through the race, which would allow 5000 high school kids to take part in Batyr's school program.
Joining the team costs $78, and gets you access to free weekly group training sessions in the lead up to the race. Team members who raise $250 will be decked out in a branded singlet and cap on the day, but if you think you’ll be able to smash it out of the park and raise $500, you can register as a charity superstar here. Superstar spots are limited but include some great perks such as the City2Surf entry fee being waived, a spot in the special start wave, a personalised bib and other exclusive merch.
City2Surf is the largest fun run in the world, with 80,000 walkers, joggers and serious runners coming together to traverse the very hilly course from Hyde Park to Bondi Beach. Starting at very near to the crack of dawn at 7.50am, the 14km run will finish up about 3pm.
Register for Batyr’s team and check out more info about their initiatives here.