An alarming global statistic shows that 9 out of 10 people who are blind don’t need to be.
The Sydney Harbour Hike is a charity initiative led by the Fred Hollows Foundation which aims to raise funds to restore sight in the needlessly blind. Taking place on Saturday, 15th October 2022, the inaugural event will band Sydneysiders together for a good cause as they lace up their shoes for a 34km walk along Sydney’s coastline.
Fitness personality & well-known trainer on The Biggest Loser Australia, Shannan Ponton, has been announced as the official Ambassador for the Sydney Harbour Hike 2022 & shares how honoured he feels to be a part of such a fantastic cause.
“I’m proud to help lead the way for an important initiative such as Sydney Harbour Hike. Not only does it encourage Sydneysiders to uplevel their fitness and do something positive for their mind & body, it’s also a great reminder that when we come together as a community to assist those in need, great things can happen. Sight is something that many of us take for granted – & to be able to help raise funds for a cause that has the potential to be life-changing is something really special,” says Sydney Harbour Hike Ambassador, Shannan Ponton.
Other personalities that have signed up for the Sydney Harbour Hike include the likes of Trent Knox from Bondi’s 440 Run Club & Athlete, Tara McGrath-West, who will also be showing their support by participating in the hike.
With the choice to start from two locations – Bondi or Manly – all participants will finish up at the north end of Sydney Harbour Bridge (Cnr Burton & Alfred Street, Kirribilli Markets).
Participants are encouraged to register as either an individual or part of a team and donate to raise money for the Fred Hollows Foundation. The Sydney Harbour Event App can be downloaded to track the route on the day.
Dedicated to ensuring no person is left needlessly blind or vision impaired, Sydney Harbour Hike is another initiative by the Fred Hollows Foundation following Fred Big’s Run – a virtual fitness challenge carried out in August to raise much needed funds for the vision impaired.
Registrations for Sydney Harbour Hike are now open. Super Saver tickets are $85. Children under 16 years are free. Registrations close 10th October 2022.