It’s that time of year again, when hundreds of elite athletes from around Australia flock to the Sunshine Coast to claim victory at the annual Mooloolaba Triathlon and support Bloomhill Cancer Help.
Event organisers, USM Events have once again declared Bloomhill the nominated charity of the 2012 Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival held from 23rd to 25th March.
Bloomhill President, Jenny Carroll said Bloomhill was honoured to have the continued support from USM Events.
“The support we receive each year from USM Events and the Mooloolaba Triathlon is overwhelming and has helped Bloomhill to support and assist more and more clients every year.”
“They truly recognise the importance of Bloomhill to the Sunshine Coast,” Jenny said.
This year, the Friday night Asics Mooloolaba Twilight Run has been named the official Bloomhill race with USM Events donating $5 from every entry fee to Bloomhill.
The Asics Twilight Run will kick off at 6pm on Friday, 23 March with Bloomhill patron and former Olympian, Raelene Boyle starting the race. There is cash to be won for first, second and third place male and female as well as random draw prizes for competitors.
For something a little bit different, all participants are encouraged to wear blue to show their support for Bloomhill and prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed male, female and group. Participants will also receive a pair of Bloomhill custom shoelaces inside their race kits.
“USM Events are expecting more than 700 people of all abilities to participate in the Twilight run this year,” Jenny said.
“We welcome everyone to come along for a fun evening to support Bloomhill,” she said.
Bloomhill Cancer Help is a Sunshine Coast based charity and provides support and assistance to those affected by cancer. Operated by a team of dedicated staff and hundreds of volunteers, Bloomhill offers counselling, transport to appointments, respite care and a range of complementary therapies and other practical help.
Bloomhill will be fundraising in a variety of ways at this year’s Triathlon. You can show your support by entering the Asics Mooloolaba Twilight Run on Friday night, by visiting the Bloomhill breakfast barbecue on Saturday morning in the Charles Clarke Park in River Esplanade and entering the Bloomhill raffle. Alternatively, you can donate or set up your own fundraising page through Everyday Hero with prizes to be won for the highest fundraiser. Simply visit, www.everydayhero.com.au to register.
“Bloomhill will be hosting the Superkidz BBQ on Saturday morning again this year, so please drop down for a snag and say hello,” Jenny said.
Entries for the supporting events at the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival are now open. To enter, visit www.mooloolabatri.com.au. Sunshine Coast school kids will receive a 50% discount off the entry fee if they enter by 21st March. Or to find out more about Bloomhill, visit www.bloomhill.com.au or call 07 5445 5794.