Community shows support for HBF Run for a Reason with successful return

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More than 33,100 runners, walkers and wheelers have crossed the finish line at Gloucester Park in Perth as HBF Run for a Reason returned for the first time since 2019.

The event was not held in 2020, 2021, and 2022 due to COVID restrictions.

“We were fortunate to have clear skies and cool temperatures today - ideal conditions whether you were doing the 4 kilometres, 12 kilometres or Half Marathon,” said HBF CEO, Dr Lachlan Henderson.

“Seeing the community come together like this has been remarkable, and it becomes even more meaningful hearing the heartfelt reasons why some of our participants entered.

“People seemed delighted to be out running at this event once again, with the energy at the start and finish lines incredible.”

More than $1.14 million has been raised so far for 229 charities – and the fundraising continues online until 23 June.

“We’re grateful to everyone who has donated so far - every cent supports the vital work of these non-profit organisations in multiple ways,” said Dr Henderson.

The Brooks Half Marathon sold out, with 4,550 entries - 1,000 more than the 2019 event.

Entrants donated clothing items at the start line for Vinnies to distribute.