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Lumary City-Bay 2023 ~ SA’s biggest mass participation and fundraising opportunity event

SA Fun Runs Committee Inc 4 mins read

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Lumary City-Bay 2023 Event Launch

Tuesday, 27 June, 11 am at Festival Plaza.    Enter from King William Road

 

SA’s biggest mass participation and fundraising opportunity event, the annual Lumary City-Bay Fun Run from Adelaide to Glenelg, is back, on Sunday 17 September for its 49th year.

 

Within the event there will be 12km, 6km and 3km fun run and walk events, and the 21.1km half marathon introduced in 2018. Today we announce our theme for 2023 that represent the aims of our SA sponsor, Lumary: ‘Choose Your Race, Set Your Pace, Make It Count!’.

 

A Car Lottery:  One lucky Entrant will win a Toyota Yaris car!

The first valid entry drawn will win the single prize which is a Toyota Yaris Ascent Sport (Auto) valued at $28,165 driveaway, supplied by CMI Toyota.  To enter, participants must complete an online entry located at www.city-bay.org.au and enter the Lumary City-Bay Fun Run competition. *

 

While there are always serious athletes and elite runners from all over Australia, overwhelmingly the majority are there for the fun, dressed up supporting charities, local groups and businesses.

 

Something special 2023: Two entrants, both local athletes who have overcome their individual challenges in different but special ways, are being announced today.  Both will be at the launch.

* Lumary Local Hero Ambassador, swimming ‘Superfish’ Paralympics star, Isabella ‘Izzy’ Vincent

* Internationally known endurance athlete, men’s health & child abuse advocate, Damien Rider

 

Isabella, a local hero and Australian Dolphins team member, will participate to raise awareness around inclusivity in sports and to support her own initiative being launched today SWiPS (Sports Wheelchairs in Primary Schools) to provide wheelchairs to primary schools across SA. Despite being born with a condition called sacral agenesis, Izzy has proven to be an exceptional athlete and an inspiration to many. She was selected as the youngest member and medalist of the 2021 Australian Paralympic team, showcasing her remarkable talent in the pool. Izzy also represented Australia at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

 

Izzy is a strong supporter of the Lumary City-Bay and participated in the event last year, raising funds for various causes. In addition to wheeling the 12km course this year, Izzy will be firing the starting gun for the thousands of participants. By raising funds during the Lumary City-Bay, Izzy hopes to empower young individuals with disabilities to embrace their passion for sports.

 

“As Lumary's brand ambassador, Isabella embodies the values of perseverance, determination, and inclusivity. Lumary is proud to support Izzy in her philanthropic efforts and believe in the power of sports to bring about positive change in our community. Izzy's participation will inspire individuals of all abilities to come together to champion inclusivity in sports,” said Lumary CEO Joseph Mercorella.

 

Damien is committing his next physically demanding awareness ‘stunt’ to promote the benefits of the Lumary City-Bay. While individual starters may ‘push’ themselves to achieve a walk or run to do their best – Damien will physically ‘pull’ a typical ‘Tradies’ Ute weighing 2-tonnes, for the 12 km. He will share the load with a crew of 7 others representing emergency services, health and community, who will add loads to the 2-tonne vehicle – but along the way stop to remove these ‘physical and mental burdens’ that will help explain his One Breath Meditation concepts.

 

ENTRY DETAILS: Race Director Joe Stevens says: “With 12 weeks to go participants can now enter and begin their training and fundraising journey for 2023.   Go to:  https://city-bay.org.au/

 

To celebrate the upcoming historic 50th City-Bay in 2024, today we are announcing an event ‘first’, the ‘Super Early Bird 49th+50th Double Deal’ that will give adult 12km City-Bay participants the unique opportunity to enter the 49th event and the historic 50th event at a reduced fee of $99.

 

“None of this is possible without our supportive naming rights Sponsor, Lumary. Along with The Sunday Mail newspaper, CMI Toyota, Vili’s Family bakery, ASICS, Oaks Hotels, Chaffey Bros Wines, Channel Nine, Nova 919, Radio 5aa, Hahn Beer and countless others who assist us in many ways.

 

“Thanks to their efforts in the lead up to, and on the day of the last event in 2022, we welcomed back 15,000 participants and raised over $250,000 for charities and the community.  And last but not least, a massive thank you must go out to all our wonderful volunteers who helped bring this iconic event back to life,” said Joe Stevens.

 

Contact: Joe Stevens OAM, 0419 869 883  /  Mike O’Reilly, 0414 882 505 for Media Assistance

 

To learn more about Isabella Vincent and her incredible journey as Australia's youngest Tokyo Paralympic medalist, please visit our blog post “Meet Izzy the “Superfish”.   And  Isabella Vincent PLY (@izzysuperfish) • Instagram photos and videos

 

    Photo Credit: Carmen Roberts

 

 

* View some of Damien Rider’s epic fundraising challenges:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3-V7-s5gyk       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvGr-GYviL8

 

* Promotion commences 27/06/2023. Entries close at 11:59pm CST on 31/08/2023. The draw will take place at SA Athletics Stadium, Marjorie Jackson Nelson Drive, Mile End, on 02/09/2023 between 09.00am – 11.00am. Promoter is SA Fun Runs Committee Inc (ABN 62 163 898 527) of SA Athletics Stadium, Marjorie Jackson nelson Drive, Mile End 5031, Telephone 08 8152 0632. Authorised under SA Permit No. SA Licence No: T23/784

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