Rotary Bendigo Bank Funrun 2015 Report

The Rotary Clubs of Sunnybank Hills & Forest Lake successfully hosted the 11th Annual Rotary Charity Fun Run on Sunday 29th March, 2015 at Calamvale District Park. This was the first year we have held the event in Calamvale and so although our numbers were down on previous years we enjoyed the venue and were particularly pleased with the increased number of entries from young children.

The event was again sponsored by the Acacia Ridge Branch of the Bendigo Bank and we are very grateful for their support. Along with the Bendigo Bank we had sponsorship in money and kind from The Brisbane City Council, Synchromedia Group, The Coffee Club Sunnybank Plaza, Sunnybank Hills Podiatry, The Athlete’s Foot Forest Lake, Dial a Home Doctor and The Fish Factory. Our sponsors will enable us to present our major beneficiary, RACQ CareFlight with a cheque for $8000.

There was a total of 124 entrants including 60 kids who participated in Category K the 2Km walk/run for children 12 and under. Each of the children who participated received a medallion to celebrate their achievement.

Four (4) local schools entered teams in the event and the good news is that they will receive a rebate cheque of $5 for each runner entered (see table below). On top of this, great work from Runcorn State School, as the team with most runners, they will receive a prize of $500 to go towards their favourite charity.

Team Total Rebate
Runcorn State School 25 $125 + $500 prize
Saint Thomas More College 10 $50
St Stephens Algester Team 7 $35
Stretton State College 13 $65

Winners in each of the categories and their times are listed below:

Competitor Time (m.sec) Gender Category
Becis, Maria 23.16 Female A 5Km Open
Schooth, Craig 22.04 Male A 5Km Open
Carlisle, Jane 31.03 Female B 5Km Masters
Seaton, Bucha 39.35 Male B 5Km Masters
Arthur, Sophie 23.12 Female C 5Km Junior
Fayoumi, Bahaa 19.17 Male C 5Km Junior
Arthur, Chloe 09.41 Female K 2Km Children
Day, Fletcher 08.23 Male K 2Km Children

Congratulations to all competitors and a big thankyou on behalf of the community to the members and friends of Sunnybank Hills and Forest Lake Rotary and our sponsors. Stay tuned for 2016.


Major Sponsor - Acacia Ridge Community Bank® Branch of Bendigo Bank
"Proudly Supported by the Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund and Councillor for the Parkinson Ward"