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Starting line of the run

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Starting line of the run

Photo by Lydia Antoinette Bartlett

Photo by Lydia Antoinette Bartlett

Starting line of the run

Connor Mallis, Reporter

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The HBF Run for a Reason is returning to Perth for its eighth year and the ECU Jets Amateur Sports Club is set to take flight.

HBF Run for a Reason 2018 is taking place on Sunday, May 27, and offers the participants the choice to walk, jog, run or roll the 4km, 12km or half marathon (21km) distances.

It is the second largest community run in Australia just behind the Sydney City to Surf and this will be the first year the ECU Jets will be participating.

The ECU Jets were formed in 2016 and were primarily an AFL team, but have grown into sports like cheerleading, touch football, futsal and netball along with various sports.

Pheobe Murray, the ECU Jets Social Media Manager, will be participating in the run and said, “The HBF Run for a Reason seemed like the perfect opportunity to participate in a community sporting event and give back to the community at the same time.

“We have decided to fundraise for Radio Lollipop, it’s a sick children’s organisation which helps and entertains sick children in hospitals across Australia and New Zealand.

“We hope to fundraise $700 for the charity, and some of our participants are pushing their own individual fundraising to help us reach that goal by the time of the event on Sunday 27 May.”

In a media statement the HBF Head of Sponsorship and Community Engagement, Alex Weir, said, “The aim has always been to create a true community event, bringing together people of all ages and levels of fitness who thrive on the opportunity to run for their reason.

“Over 36,000 people participated in the HBF Run for a Reason last year, raising over $1.2 million for WA charities, and unearthing the reasons of thousands – including personal challenges, fitness goals, and causes that are close to many of our hearts.”

Over the past eight years the West Australian community run has raised $8m across 190 charities.

The 4km and 12km courses follow the same paths as last year, starting in the city and finishing at Gloucester Park on the banks of the Swan.

This year, the half marathon offers a flatter and faster route through the grounds of the University of Western Australia.

UWA has joined the likes of Channel 9, Hit 92.9, Mix94.5 and Commonwealth Bank as a sponsor of the event.

To register for the event and to nominate your reason, click here.

Or you can help the ECU Jets to reach their goal by visiting their fundraising page and helping where you can.

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