RACQ sets the pace for breast cancer research

On Sunday March 8, International Women’s Day, Brisbane’s pavements will turn pink as a sea of runners raise awareness and funds for Mater Foundation’s breast cancer research.

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said the RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run was set to reach a new fundraising record. 

“We’ve had an incredible response this year, with the event selling out within a few weeks and runners raising more than $670,000 with just a week to go,” Ms Ross said. 

“It’s really heart-warming to see such a strong response to this fundraiser, and we’re looking forward to seeing the impact these donations will have.

“Thanks to these generous donations, more people living with breast cancer will be able to access practical support services.”

Ms Ross said runners will be sent on a new route before enjoying plenty of post-run entertainment. 

“Starting and finishing in the beautiful City Botanic Gardens, runners will cross the Story Bridge and pass through Kangaroo Point,” she said. 

“Whether you’re running, jogging or walking – participants will never have a better time to enjoy Brisbane’s landmarks while raising important funds.

“After the event, participants can enjoy the finishers’ village where there’ll be post-race massages, meditation sessions and the opportunity to win some great prizes.”

With less than a week to go until the event, donations can still be made via the RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run website.