2024 Canberra Day Appeal Fun Run



Celebrate Canberra Day during Enlighten Festival and support your community by joining in the Canberra Day Appeal Fun Run on Monday 11 March, followed by a day of entertainment in Commonwealth Park from 10am -5pm.

Join us in partnership with Stromlo Running Festival for a rewarding and invigorating experience as we lace up our running shoes and tackle either a 2km, 5km or 10km run around Lake Burley Griffin.

With three distance options, everyone can be involved and help make a difference by raising funds for our local community, with profits from the entry fees going to Hands Across Canberra Canberra Day Appeal.

There will be a 2km run which is perfect for families, children and those who would prefer to walk, a 5km run for those who would like more of a challenge and a 10km run for regular runners and the serious athletes.

Hands Across Canberra support people in need, whether it’s funding for essential services, aiding local charities, or empowering community projects. Your participation in the Canberra Day Appeal Fun Run is a great way to support your fellow Canberrans!

So, gather your friends, family, and fellow runners, and register today! Find more information and register here.

And when you’ve completed the run join us in Commonwealth Park for a day of entertainment and family activities to celebrate Canberra Day!

Enjoy live music and family entertainment throughout the day, including children’s entertainers in the morning, before ARIA award winner, Coodjinburra artist, Budjerah, takes centre stage, playing hits he shared with audiences across Australia when supporting Ed Sheeran.

Browse locally made products and handicrafts, and sample a range of delicious street food offerings reflective of our multicultural community at the Food and Makers market, cooked fresh by Canberra’s regional vendors featuring cuisine from Italy, Croatia, Mexico, Burma, Modern Australian and more, as you celebrate being part of the Canberra community.

For the full Canberra Day program go to Canberra Day – Enlighten Festival (enlightencanberra.com)


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