City2Surf 2017

On Sunday 13th August 2017, two extraordinary men, Mark and Jarrett took on the world’s largest and gruelling 14km fun run with the infamous Heartbreak Hill; The City2Surf.

Prior to the event they had both not only dedicated a significant amount of time and effort to training for the iconic event, they had also worked passionately and selflessly to raise funds for a cause that they both hold dear, paediatric brain tumours and Dainere’s Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund.

The Dainere’s Rainbow Team would like to express our congratulations and humble gratitude to both Mark and Jarrett for their truly phenomenal efforts on the day.

Deepest and heartfelt gratitude must also be expressed to all those wonderful people who made donations, gave words of encouragement, shared the fundraising link or put up posters. You are all contributing to elevating awareness and raising crucial funds to improve the outcomes, give hope and create change for every single most precious child diagnosed with this horrendous disease.

It is an honour to announce that as of this evening at total of $5225.76 has been raised through Mark and Jarrett’s massive efforts, and 100% of these funds has gone directly to paediatric brain tumour research at Sydney Children’s Hospital Kids Cancer Centre. Where Associate Professor Ziegler and his team are working on significant new research that is a world first for paediatric brain tumours.

Mark and Jarrett are both extremely modest men and their thoughts and motive for the run were focused on running for a cure but they deserve special recognition for what they each achieved on the day.

Mark, the official Dainere’s Rainbow Ambassador, who ran in his second City2Surf and who only took up running in June 2015 saw his hard training and dedication pay off, as he ran a spectacular 1 hour 18 minutes and 46 seconds, smashing his 2016 time by 17 minutes. He not only did that he raised an amount over his goal of $2000. We can hardly wait to see what he can achieve in 2018, perhaps a Red Group Start time! This is an extraordinary result, and he certainly is a Dainere’s Rainbow Champion.

Jarrett, running in his 5th City2Surf, always running with Dainere in his heart and thoughts, also had his dedicated and hard training and devotion see him run an amazing time of 51:51, a personal best on the course, he came 167th overall and 49th in the 20-29 Males, all best placings. He raised over $3000 and gained a preferred elite start for the 2018 event, and he too can certainly be called a Dainere’s Rainbow Champion.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land where we meet and work, the Ngunnawal people, and the many other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from across Australia who have now made Canberra their home. We celebrate and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of the ACT and region.

Dainere's Rainbow is a not for profit organisation - 100% of all funds raised or donated go to childhood brain cancer research at Sydney Children's Hospital
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