The 44th Annual Chevron City to Surf for Activ is near approaching this coming Sunday, 26th August 2018. Over 20000 competitors pull up their socks and dust off their running shoes to walk, roll or run their way to the finish line of the biggest not for profit event in the southern hemisphere.
The Chevron City To Surf for Activ is a high-profile WA event with a long running history, with the first race commencing in Perth in 1975. The race now takes places regionally in the West Australian towns of Albany, Busselton, Geraldton and Karratha.
The Activ Foundation is the biggest disability service provider in Western Australia, offering support to thousands of families across WA for over 67 years. Activ provides assistance and a range of services for people living with disabilities, which in turn provides relief for families enabling them to pursue a better life.
The organisers harness their focus towards community involvement and encourage participation of all ages and athletic abilities. Although technically classed as a ‘fun run’, the public event invites both competitive runners and community participants to choose from 4km, 12km, half marathon or a full marathon.
The growing event has secured support from a range of funding partners including Chevron, NOVA 93.7, Channel 9, The Sunday Times, The Westin Perth, ourselves – Nicoh, and many more. It is with the help of these sponsors that the organisers and events team can put together such a fabulous day and raise awareness towards the remarkable efforts of the Activ Foundation.
Nicoh is proud not only to be given the opportunity to sponsor the event, but also take part in the run on the day. Some of our more daring and athletic staff members have been brave enough to register for the 12km run. It would be safe to say that the majority of the Nicoh team are novice runners and we have opted for the 4km run option. Perhaps we can use the shorter course this year to warm up for next year’s half marathon!
Nicoh would like to wish everyone good weather, good spirits and a great sense of energy and community spirit this coming Sunday. We look forward to a smooth, scenic run down to city beach and can’t wait to see everyone at the finish line!