Sunday Mail City-Bay

Gold Coast Marathon

Event date: September 16, 2018
Registrations Open: Closed
Fundraising Open: Closed


Event Profile

Since beginning in 1973, the Westpac City-Bay Fun Run presented by Sunday Mail is the largest fun run in Australia per capita. In 2013 a record 40,512 participants ran, walk and wheeled their way from the Adelaide City to Glenelg and raised almost half a million dollars for over 200 charities in the process!

Asking your supporters to compete for you

It’s easy to make the most of the event opportunity. It all begins with asking your supporters to take part and support you by giving their effort and time. Make sure you ask:
  • Past supporters who have run, walked, ridden or swam for you previously
  • Both your one off and regular donors, by offering them another way they can support you with their effort
  • Your volunteers
  • Your charity’s staff

We have email templates to help you ask your supporters to compete.

Setting up a charity team

Setting up a fundraising team is a great way to build a sense of community for all your supporters in the event. Once you’ve created your charity team, make sure you invite anyone supporting you in the event to join. Need help setting up a charity team? download our guide here.  

Charity resources

Supporter engagement

We recommend that you engage with your supporters by encouraging and thanking them for fundraising for your charity as part of their participation in the Westpac City-Bay Fun Run 2018. If you need help with your supporter engagement we have a dedicated Professional Services Team full of digital fundraising experts ready to help!