The Perth Running Festival 2019

Here is your chance to make your debut on Optus Stadium's hallowed turf while helping to defeat cancer

Jordy Cook
September 17, 2019

Perthians, here is your chance to support the Harry Perkins Institute whilst getting your exercise on. The Perth Running Festival is on the 6th of October, so set aside the date and help support an amazing cause with the whole family.

Perth's newest community fun run gives runners of all abilities the chance to run onto the hallowed turf inside Optus Stadium. You will also be contributing to a worthy cause, with 100% of funds being donated to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

Festival general manager, Chris Billing, says the Harry Perkins Institute is an amazing organisation with an inspiring story.

He said having the ability to create awareness for the charity played an influential role in the festival’s purpose.

“It was all about picking a charity that is doing great work and giving them the ability to have a bigger voice in the community,” he said. 

“We can see what type of work they are doing and how important it is, and in turn bringing in that awareness and hopefully also raising some money for them.

“The community input and the community donation for Perkins help to keep the researches in school and in labs to hopefully see in our lifetime, a cure for cancer.”

All runs start and finish within the Optus Stadium precinct, taking in scenic routes around the Swan River in between.

The Perth Running Festival is a memorable experience for runners of all ages, fitness levels and experience! Choose one out of the four distances; 4km, 10km, Half-Marathon 21.1km and Marathon 42.2km.

This is your only chance to run or walk across the finish line inside Optus Stadium while being featured on the super screens.

Mr Billing says he is looking forward to seeing everyone come out to do something healthy and active within the community, while enjoying each others company.

“I’m excited to see all the smiles as people see themselves crossing the finishing line on the big screens as they receive a medal,” he said.

“This year is going to bigger and better, and each year the festival will continue to grow.”

The Perth Running Festival provides free public transport to and from the event, is open to all ages and suitable for families. So, what are you waiting for? Gather your family and friends for a day of fun and fundraising.

Get your tickets here. 

Jordy Cook

Hey guys! I’m Jordy and I love all things food, fun and outdoors. Thank you for sharing my passion for Perth and all the amazing opportunities that come along with this city.