“It’s more than a race. It’s about giving back, about inspiration, believing you can, challenging yourself, your journey, supporting Activ and so much more.”

Following a four decade long history, this year’s Perth City to Surf for Activ event is expected to attract over 45,000 participants from around Australia and the world. Western Australia’s (WA) largest community sporting event stretches over six weeks across five iconic destinations and is created to fundraise for Activ, a community organisation supporting people living with disabilities.

Categories for the Perth leg on Sunday, 30 August 2015 include Marathon, Half Marathon, 12km Run, 12km Walk, 4km Run and Walk and a 4km Wheelchair—so there’s something for any level of fitness! Do note that the first four segments of the series only cover the 12km and 4km distances.

Officially accredited by Athletics Australia and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the Marathon and Half Marathon courses are known to be one of the most picturesque in the world. You’ll wind along the beautiful Swan River and pass through the magnificent Kings Park Botanic Gardens.  What’s more, the WA Series’ finale boasts a unique festival atmosphere at both the start in Perth City and even more so at the finish at City Beach, overlooking the sparkling the Indian Ocean.

The Ultimate Challenge: The WA Series

The dates for the various running events are booked in on the following venues and dates:

  • Karratha – Sunday, 26 July 2015
  • Geraldton – Sunday, 2 August 2015
  • Albany – Sunday, 9 August 2015
  • Busselton – Sunday, 16 August 2015
  • Perth – Sunday, 30 August 2015

Plan a trip of a lifetime and discover what each iconic WA destination has to offer over 6 weeks in July and August. Tour the North West, Coral Coast and South West, before finishing in the state’s capital city, extraordinary Perth. Don’t hesitate, and take advantage of the exclusive accommodations rates on offer from their official hotel partners.

Photo Credit: Amber Scobie

Put Your Name Down Now!

Early bird rates for the Perth event are now open. Adult entry fees range from A$38 for the 4km to A$130 for the marathon. Children rates for those aged 15 and under are A$22 and A$24 for the 4km and 12km distances respectively.

For more information, head over to their official website. Register online and share your story on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtags #mycitytosurf and #waseries.

Yuyi Lim

Yuyi is pursuing her studies in communications and communities. Now she relishes in the blend of both entities: communicating ideas to this magazine's community. As the lead news writer, her passion lies in helping people find interesting and timely news through the writing she provides.

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