We are super excited for the Motocity Bulli Burn this week end! Always held on the last Sunday in May, this is our 9th year and we just love the community feel of the event. We have a great team of sponsors who not only support the event, but turn up on the day & get involved. Our major sponsor, Motocity are leaders in our local business community and have generously supported the event for a number of years now.
The Bulli Burn supports beyondblue as well as raising funds for local athlete Mark Scott.
The 5km event has been named the ‘Mark Scott 5km’ and is dedicated to 2011 winner Mark Scott who suffered a serious cycling accident which happened in June 2011. The Illawarra triathlete was left fighting for his life after being critically injured in a bike accident. Mark was on life support in Wollongong Hospital with severe head injuries after his bike and a car collided. Mark has not fully recovered from the accident and requires a lot of care. Mark has a young son Oscar. Funds raised from the Bulli Burn will assist in the ongoing care and treatment for Mark.
The Molenaar and McNiece 10k will be a scenic but challenging run which allows for great support for the participants as they head south, they come past the start line and through the crowd.
The Bulli Medical Practice 2k is always a highlight as the crowds are drawn in to cheer on the kids. This year’s course is great for spectators to watch and cheer on their children.
Our courses are still very similar to previous years with some minor adjustments to ensure we are still hitting 2k, 5k & 10k in distance but making for a faster race.
All participants in The Bulli Medical Practice 2k event will receive a medal plus we have place medals & a Peoplecare pack for our male & female 1st 2nd & 3rd for each each event. There will also be plenty of lucky Bib prizes so make sure you write your name on the back of your bib & drop it in our Prize box after your race.
The Illawarra Tri Club will be there cooking up a storm for your post run fuel. All money raised will also go to the Mark Scott Trust fund & assist with Marks ongoing care & treatment. So come along & race, run, walk or spectate & #burnformark
There will also be great coffee from Pellegrini’s onsite and two hydration stations hosted by Anytime Fitness Wollongong and Fairy Meadow. Our race precinct will be buzzing with activity, all of our sponsors will be on site to support & cheer you on. We have some great prizes to giveaway and will be drawing out our colouring – in competition winner on the day.
A big thank you to the following local businesses for their contribution and participation on the day;
Bulli Medical Practice
Molenaar + McNiece
The Athletes Foot
Wollongong First Aid