Rachael Finch, Westpac’s face of the new Run Out Loud Fitness and Music series will lace up her sneakers one more time this year when she joins thousands of Melbournites for the final event of the series, the Sunday Age City2Sea, presented by Westpac.
International DJ, Hot Dub Time Machine will be performing at the start line helping to get Finch and participants pumped up and ready to pound the pavement of the iconic course, which runs from the MCG to St Kilda Beach.
The party atmosphere will continue on course with runners treated to live music and entertainment every step of the way, including the award-winning Royal Australia Navy Band and Steorosonic DJ, Andy Murphy.
Deakin University Cheerleaders and the Melbourne Pipe Band will keep runners entertained along the course with DJs Goodwill and Duncan on hand to welcome participants across the line and into the finish line festival like never before.
The event, in it’s 5th year, will see runners of all levels compete on the 5km or 15km courses which take in beautiful Melbourne locations including the MCG, Royal Botanical Gardens and Albert Park, before finishing on St Kilda Beach.
Head of Sport at Fairfax Events, Chris Secker said he was looking forward to bringing more entertainment to the course for the fifth anniversary of the event.
“The City2Sea is a wonderful event on a picturesque course through Melbourne and out to beautiful St Kilda beach and we’re excited to enhance the experience for all participants with the inclusion of fantastic music and entertainment along the way,” Secker said.
With only 10 weeks to go, organisers are encouraging Melbournite’s to sign-up and start training for the final Run Out Loud event which will round out an extremely successful first year for the series.
The run will again have a strong charity focus with this year’s event aiming to raise more than $500,000 for over 650 charities including beyondblue, Movember Foundation, Cancer Council Victoria and the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service.
Lisa Livis, State General Manager, Westpac, Retail Banking Victoria said, “Westpac is proud to again be bringing this great community event back to Melbourne with Fairfax on November 15. We will be delivering a range of on-course activities to help motivate and entertain runners this year as they tackle the 5 or 15km course, and look forward to focusing our efforts on raising funds and awareness for the Victorian Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service so that they can continue conducting vital patrols and rescues for the safety of the community. Good luck to everyone who will be participating, from the volunteers to the runners.”
Rachael Finch, the Westpac face for the City2Sea, said: “I am really excited to be part of this Melbourne event and to be joining the community on the course. Best of luck to everyone training for the run, I look forward to seeing you at the start for the Westpac warm-up on event day!