Monday, August 29, 2011

Twenty five thousand steps.....!!



The City to Surf run/walk/marathon is organized by Activ one of Perth's leading community benefit organizations, they have provided services and support to people with disabilities since 1951. This event is a fun way for the people of Perth to show their support, raise money and have a great time while doing it, and believe me they do... some of the costumes are fantastic and some fantastically bizarre, but all with the best of intentions..! It costs each of the many, many thousands of people who enter $45, and on top of that a lot of groups get sponsored, so a huge amount of money is raised...I've picked out a few photo's just to give an idea of the spirit of the event.....!  One of the many long hills..
                                             
                                                                   A group of 'angels'..
                                                                  A couple of aliens....
                                                                    Batman of course.....
                                                                     Grandad pushing pram.....
                                           and my personal favorite, these lovely lads.....
I just heard that there were over 40,000 people walking/running yesterday, what a fantastic effort people of Perth, good on you....!!    p.s. most of the photo's were taken while moving so maybe not as clear as could be, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.....!!                                            

31 comments:

  1. Great photos Grace. Love especially the top one. You are so dedicated taking your camera with you on the Fun Run! Hope that you have pulled up well today. Have a wonderful week.

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  2. This kind of event is great for everyone! Everyone who participates has fun and gets into the spirit, and the money raised go to an excellent cause.

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  3. Well done you. You even took a camera.

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  4. These are great I love all of the different outfits.

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  5. What a wonderful event, Grace, and you are snapping and running as you go! How fun to run in costume and I like your comment about the "fantastically bizarre."

    Bises,
    Genie

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  6. Looks like both young and old participated. Yea for community spirit!

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  7. To miss a few days of your blog
    is to miss MUCH!

    Loved catching up my friend!


    Aloha from Waikiki;


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  8. Nice and funny pictures!
    (Looking at all those people running makes me already feeling tired.)

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  9. quelle foule et quel delire. Je pense que Batman a gagné, personne ne peut le battre ;)

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  10. "City to Surf" reminds me of a big run/walk that they have across San Francisco called "Bay to Breakers."

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  11. Great !
    Enjoy your day...

    Pierre
    http://pierre-boyer.blogspot.com/

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  12. Yes, of course you were knackered! But, you got some really cool shots plus it's for a good cause!

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  13. What an amazing turn out for a good cause. These photos really show the spirit of the event. It might have been hard work for some but it looks like everyone was having a good time.

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  14. Good for you Grace - I'm very impressed. I enjoyed the pictures and they really showed the spirit of the occasion.

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  15. So much people , and for a great cause! that's wonderful!thank you for taking pictures while running!You're our special reporter! :o)

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  16. Il y a du monde! Je te cherche mais je ne te vois pas... Beaucoup de casquettes, mais aucun chapeau comme tu portes... Dommage!
    Bon début de semaine!

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  17. Hi Perth! The more I see your shots of your city, the more I want to be there! Have a great week!

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  18. Glad you enjoyed your day, great photos Grace.

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  19. Ah, this is the marathon you were practicing for... that looks like a great crowd. I like the bunch of angels the best...

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  20. Wow what a crowd. Good to see so much support.

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  21. I'm trying to imagine in that last shot how these men were organized and told to line up...by shoe size perhaps?

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  22. Good thing Grace! Great pictures!

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  23. It is good that these events are held to obtain funds. Moreover, it is for the health of participants. Photographs illustrate the atmosphere of the run. Good morning in Perth!

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  24. How impressive. Hope you had a good time. Please have a nice Tuesday.

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  25. 40.000 people running is a good number, luckily they can do without me!

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  26. This is a GREAT collection of photos! Looks like a really fun race. I love costumes, too! Hope you can give your legs some TLC after the race :D

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  27. Well done, Grace, the training paid off!

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  28. Congratulations, Grace. Participating in this event must have been a hoot. What did you wear?

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