City2Surf - Sunday, 14th August 2016

Would you like to run in the world's largest iconic event with more than 80,000 participants – the City2Surf - on Sunday 14th August and raise funds for our children and young people? AND have the perfect incentive to stay fit and active during the colder months?

Feel the buzz as you make your way from Hyde Park to Bondi Beach! Walk, jog or run the 14km course - it doesn't matter how you participate (fancy dress costumes are also welcome!). What matters is that every dollar you raise will make a difference in the lives of our young people who live in extremely challenging circumstances. 

If you’re REALLY not a runner, or a walker, we understand! Please consider sponsoring one of our team of runners here, and being part of this event in that way. This race is one of our major fundraisers for the year, and your support is crucial.

As you may know, Make a Difference has been providing mentoring and other support to our children and young people since 2000. In addition to providing a program of retreats throughout the year, we also try to fund all the major needs of the kids in our program if their families are unable to. Your support of our City2Surf campaign will help us continue to provide for these kids, and be their lifeline to a better future.

Fast & Fun Facts About City2Surf

WHEN: Sunday, 14th August 2016

WHERE: Starting in Hyde Park and finishing at Bondi Beach

WHAT: A 14-km fun run, jog or walk with lots of music along the course 

WHO: You can run as an individual or you can create a team with your family, friends, colleagues

WHY: To raise funds for the children and young people of Make a Difference and to exercise in a fun way!

You can embrace the challenge, enjoy the energy, get fit/ter AND help raise much-needed funds by following these 2 easy steps:

Register here to run in the big fun race on the City2Surf website.  You can be part of the Make a Difference team (the password required is MAD2016, or you can register individually or even create your own team - it is entirely up to you!). You can check your start group here. Then:

Create your own fundraising page here, it only takes a few seconds!

We are here for you every step of your run or walk to give you regular updates and support. 

Call Olja on 0424 775 203 or email olja@makeadifference.com.au if you have any difficulty in following these steps to register.

To show how much we appreciate your effort, we have some amazing prizes for our top fundraising individuals or teams:


AND, the first 20 people to register will go into the draw to win a $200 voucher for The Meat&Wine Co. restaurant at Darling Harbour. 

The individual or team that raises most funds over $2500 will spend a weekend away valued at $4000 at a fabulous waterfront property at Wamberal. Have a look at some photos below!

All winners will receive their prizes on the day of the race. 


Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions: olja@makeadifference.com.au or 0424 775 203.

Thanks so much for supporting us and most importantly for supporting our fabulous young people!


Make a Difference is a growing charity with a big ambition

We are dedicated to a small group of children and young people
who generally won’t get involved with support agencies:
we engage with hard-to-reach children in the highest category of need

Make a Difference does not receive any ongoing Government support so we are totally dependent on donations, 
and the money we raise ourselves, to fund our operations.

To find out more about us, please click here.