On Sunday August 27 this year, the iconic Pub2Pub Charity Fun Run and Festival celebrates its 25th year of raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthy local charities on Sydney's Northern Beaches. Money raised is donated to organisations including Bear Cottage, the Children’s Cancer Institute, Manly and Mona Vale Hospitals, Life Education Australia and White Ribbon Australia.
Organised by the Rotary Club of Brookvale, the event now has three course options, catering for everyone from serious runners to families - 13km from Dee Why Surf Lifesaving Club to Newport Surf Lifesaving Club; 6km from Warriewood to Newport; and 3km from Mona Vale to Newport. This is Undoubtedly Sydney's most scenic fun run, taking in many of the spectacularly beautiful Northern Beaches. A huge Family Festival is held at the Newport Beach finish line with live music, a licensed bar area, international food options and plenty of fun rides and games for the kids.
Initiated by Mark Bayfield, the original route was between thier Dee Why Hotel, along Pittwater Rd, to The Newport Arms. Group Marketing Manager Cameron Bayfield worked with Rotary to re-birth the current coastal course
The event has always been a community and fundraising activity
“The Bayfield Family are very proud that Pub to Pub is a major community legacy and is embraced by the community and raises much needed fundraising. Extremely pleased that the Pub to Pub was rebirthed with the help of Cameron Bayfield, Brookvale Rotary make it their major fundraising event and introducing an amazing coastal course to avoid any main roads issues. We are looking looking forward to seeing the Pub to Pub continue. It will be nice to be able to tell the grandkids why they're running in their 1st Pub to Pub in years to come.”
Mark Bayfield, Race Founder
The Pub2Pub team is a group of passionate Brookvale Rotarians who believe P2P is great way to give back to those less fotunate, while hosting one of the most popular partication events on the northeren beaches who volunteer their time and skills with no financial benefit to themselves, some working all year round to ensue a successful event. The P2P, Rotary Club of Brookvale relationship was initiated by Michael Olofinsky who was instrumental in getting the run to the great standard it is today. For the last few years, organiser Phil Jackson has worked alongside an incredibley enthusiastic team who make the P2P so successful.
The aim of the Rotary Club of Brookvale is for 100% of your registration back to local and other needy charities and service organisations.
We are blessed with some generous sponsors who cover the necessary overheads involved with such an event.
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With Rotary’s worldwide credentials we get things done, not just through donations. A good example, a little girl in New Guinea desperately need a hole in the heart operation, the Rotary Club of Brookvale organised flights, surgeons, accommodation which resulted in saving this girls life.
Rotary International has been entrusted with donations of close to half a billion dollars from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help eradicate Polio worldwide.
The Rotary Club of Brookvale has twice sent a team across to Koroipita Village in Fiji to help significantly improve life of many homeless Fijians.