Athletics WA invites all residents of Bunbury and surrounds to take part in the commemoration of the courage and sacrifices of all our service men and women in the Gallipoli campaign.
On Sunday 7 September 2014, with the support from Bankwest, Athletics WA will be conducting a community run to remember those service men and women. ‘AWA which is a not for profit organisation distributes the funds generated from the run to the RSL, Legacy and for athlete development. To date we have distributed over
$100 000.00 between the RSL and Legacy.’
With the support of Bankwest three commemorative runs will be conducted in 2014, Kings Park Perth and regionally in Bunbury and Albany prior to the re-enactment of the departure of the ships from Albany, the last contact the service men and women had with Australian soil, en-route to Gallipoli. Athletics WA will be raising and contributing financial support to assist the RSL to conduct the commemoration events in November 2014 and April 2015.
The Bankwest Gallipoli Run is a series of runs conducted in Perth, Bunbury and Albany during the 100 year remembrance commemoration of Gallipoli and will be followed up by events in 2015 during April.
A 4 and 8 km course has been created, which starts and finishes at the Naval Cadets Units in Turkey Point Road Bunbury, incorporating a loop at ‘The Cut’.
The event will be held annually on Fathers’ day to honour all the fathers who took part in this campaign.
The first 1000 runners will receive a Bankwest Read more