The Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run and Cole Classic

Every year, roughly 9,000 people enter The Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run and Cole Classic. They run and swim to raise $150,000 for charities all across New South Wales.

This year, Diabetes NSW wants YOU to be a part of this great fundraising activity and to strap on your runners, or pull on your speedos and get fit for a cause!

This event is designed to be a personal challenge. It is designed to stretch the entrant’s body and mind to swim and/or run these events and to push themselves to be the best that they can. It also acts as an incentive to people to involve themselves in the self-discipline required to get fit.

The Sydney Morning Herald Cole Classic fun run and swim will be held on the weekend of the 6-7 February. Follow this link to register NOW

Saturday 6 February is the Sun Run: run 7km or 10km.

Sunday 7 February is the Cole Classic: swim 1km, 2km or 5km.

Don’t forget to fundraise for Diabetes NSW. Currently there are roughly 394,211 people living with or at risk of diabetes in New South Wales. The money raised by your hard work, will go towards providing vital support and education services to those living with diabetes around New South Wales.

Register and create your fundraising page, selecting Diabetes NSW as your charity of choice:

Or if you’d like to make a one-off donation, click here:


Join Alex and the Newcastle Beat It team at this year’s NewRun Newcastle fun run. NewRun is the biggest fun run in the Newcastle region and attracts more than 2,000 people all across Newcastle and its surrounding areas!

In Newcastle alone, 7,843 people are currently living with or are at risk of diabetes. This number is extremely high and needs urgent attention.

When you fundraise for Diabetes NSW, the funds you raise go towards providing support and educational programs for regional areas such as Newcastle and its surrounding suburbs.

The NewRun is coming up on Sunday 3 April! Gear up for a picturesque run along the Newcastle beaches.

There are four different runs for people of all ages and all fitness levels – Please register here:

Half marathon: 21.1km

Hill to Harbour: 10km

Forts: 5km

2K4Kids: 2km

Get involved, raise some money and most importantly have fun!

Alex will have his Newcastle Beat It team running in the event so if you aren’t able to make it to the run, why not make a donation in support of their efforts? Feel free to leave a message of encouragement for them as well!

Follow this link to fundraise for Diabetes NSW by either running for us, or make an individual donation:

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