The Dash has something for everyone!
Get ready to hit the beach because the St.George Bank Beachside Dash will be back for its 10th celebration in September.
When: Sunday 10 September, 2017.
Where: Starting and finishing in Peter Depena Park, Sans Souci, the Dash also takes in the beautiful views of Dolls Point and Brighton.
Time: The Dash starts from 6.45am with registration open. Each Dash event starts at the following times:
10km Dash commences at 7.30am.
5km Dash commences at 9.00am.
2km Dash commences at 10.10am.
Distances: 10km, 5km & 2km. You can even run all three, if you wish! (but you’ll need to register three times).
Why? In 2017, our goal is to raise $20,000 – the equivalent of an entire medical research seed grant. The price to enter the Dash only covers the cost of hosting the event. SSMRF relies on the generosity of fundraisers to ensure that we can give back to our hospitals. For example, $20,000 can help to fund the entire P4 study for one year and continue to look at mothers, who had high blood pressure and/or pre-eclampsia during pregnancy, post birth and assess their blood pressure, sugar levels, emotional state and the physical health and development of the baby. This is a real project that SSMRF currently supports.
Did you know, in Australia 30,000 women each year will develop high blood pressure in pregnancy and 10,000 of these will have pre-eclampsia. High blood pressure in pregnancy in Australian women has good outcomes for mothers and babies but with pre-eclampsia, mothers have 4 times the risk and babies 3 times the risk of serious complications compared to normal women. These women have 4 times the risk of later high blood pressure and 2-3 times the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke), the leading cause of death for women in the developed world.
So, by fundraising for the Dash, you’ll be supporting research that is looking to determine what the ‘normal’ is for women who have high blood pressure and pre-eclampsia during pregnancy.
Who: The Dash truly is for participants of any age and any level of fitness. So, if you’ve always wanted to don a bib and enter a timed run, the Dash is a great place to start. Or, if you’re looking to set a personal best time, the flat course follows the footpath the whole way, so you can really clock some speed.
FREE Tickets: The exciting news is that we are once again giving away free entries to fundraisers. Simply create a fundraising page & raise $100 to receive a free entry in the distance of your choosing (limited to one Dash entry per page). Sign up and start fundraising now to qualify for your free entry.
Tickets: Online entries are now open, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Entries are open until Thursday 7 September, but the good news is you can also register on the day. Please note that we only accept cash on the day. Please make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to arrive and complete your form, receive your bib and get race ready.
10km Dash on the day registrations are open from 6.45am to 7.20am.
5km Dash on the day registrations are open from 7.20am to 8.50am.
2km Dash on the day registrations are open from at 8.50am to 10am.
For 2017 our plans for the Dash are bigger and better than ever to help us celebrate 10 years. So, with a few surprises up our sleeves, stay tuned to our Dash Facebook page to read all our latest announcements.
We’ll also be updating some FAQs along the way, so if you’re wondering about the course, the bag check area, or parking – click here for the latest information.
Below you can read about how your business can get involved in 2017, or watch our ‘Thank You!’ photo reel from our 2016 & 2015 Dash.