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Federation proud to sponsor Run for a Cause

Posted: Wednesday 11 September 2019

The countdown has started for the Federation University Run for a Cause 2019 event on Sunday, 17 November.

An event of The Ballarat Foundation, Run for a Cause 2019 will be the largest community fun run and walking event in the Ballarat region.

This year’s cause will focus on supporting the one in five children in the Ballarat area who start school disadvantaged. These developmentally vulnerable children face significant physical, cognitive and social challenges long term.

Now in its second year, Run for a Cause 2019 will be sponsored by Federation University. Proceeds from the event will go straight to local charities.

The event will bring together schools, businesses and community groups to raise funds and awareness for this year’s charity.

There will be four events on the day – the Kids 1km Dash; the 5km Run and Family Walk; the McGrath Real Estate 10km; and the Half Marathon (21.1km). They will be held at Victoria Park and around Lake Wendouree. On-course entertainment also will be on display.

Quotes attributable to Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Helen Bartlett

“Enhancing our communities is at the heart of the work we do at Federation University – something that our friends at Ballarat Foundation also understand very well.”

“Federation is excited to sponsor Run for Cause and is looking forward to an outstanding fun day on 17 November. I congratulate The Ballarat Foundation for their commitment and initiative in hosting this prestigious event.”

The University’s sponsorship of Run for a Cause reflects our commitment to sports science with our new flagship state-of-the-art sports science facility close to completion.”

“The new building will provide first-class facilities and equipment to match the university’s world-class research, teaching and learning.”

“This $15 million sports science hub is a future-focused investment for our University and the wider community. It caters to all levels of fitness and training, right up to elite levels.”  

Contact Matthew Freeman
Media and Government Relations
03 5327 9510; 0408 519 674