Race for Change is The Benevolent Society’s annual team relay cycling challenge. This fast and furious race is your chance to show your corporate rivals who's boss in a high-speed format which also raises funds for a great cause at the same time!
Join us on Friday 9 May 2014 and help us give disadvantaged kids and families a brighter future.
Competing in teams of five, each rider will cover a section of the 200km course. Or get an unfair advantage by entering two teams, as drafting is allowed!
‘The first Race for Change in 2013 was a sensational day and one of the best cycling events I have participated in. It provided intense competition, camaraderie and was heaps of fun. Most importantly, it raised funds to support families and children who are struggling in our community.
We have been refining our tactics and will definitely be entering again in 2014’.
Principal, Fort Street Advisers
What are we racing for?
By Racing for Change you can help The Benevolent Society to change the lives of Australian families, giving kids the best possible start in life.
The funds you raise will be invested in prevention and early action programs. The evidence is clear: the earlier kids and their parents receive help, the more long-lasting and life changing the effect can be, especially for our most disadvantaged children. That’s why The Benevolent Society believes in acting early. Together we can help children thrive.
Where is the Race for Change being held?
The race venue is The Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith, featuring a fast, picturesque five-kilometre circuit around the lake for riders to compete on, plus a viewing grandstand for your supporters. The facility provides opportunities for sponsorship and staff/client entertainment.
Where does your support go?
$50 - Playgroups for isolated families
Help us run specialised playgroups for children to build social skills and isolated families to connect with others.
$100 – Parent support session
Contributes towards supporting parents who are not coping to build the vital skills they need for parenting.
$250 - Swimming Lessons
Pays for swimming lessons for a child to keep them safe in the water and to increase self esteem & social skills
$300 – Day care center for children at risk
Provides four days at a day-care centre with specialist care for a child at risk
$1,000 - Respite care for carers
Helps provide respite care, giving parents or carers a much needed break.