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Blackmores team fights fit for charity

THE team from Blackmores put themselves on the line for charity over the weekend, getting out the joggers to compete in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival. Designed to raise funds for a variety of charities including Cure Cancer and the Salvation Army, the Festival, which took place on Sunday, included a 4km Family Fun Run, 9km Bridge Run, 21km Half Marathon and 42km Marathon. Undeterred by the warm weather, record numbers of competitors (35,000) lined up to take part in this year’s event, from mothers pushing prams to serious marathon runners decked out in space-age styled Skins. Speaking to PD in the official Blackmores recovery tent, a spokesperson confirmed the event is expected to top last year’s fundraising efforts of $2.3m. Pictured above, recovering after competition is (from left) Chris Last, CFO Blackmores (who ran the Family Fun Run); Emma Freedman, Blackmores Ambassador and Today Show presenter (Half Marathon); Kerry Cunningham, Director of People and Communications; Stephen Chapman, Deputy Chairman (Half Marathon) and Jin vanBruinessen, Director of Sales and Marketing (Family Fun Run). THE team from Blackmores put themselves on the line for charity over the weekend, getting out the joggers to compete in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival. Designed to raise funds for a variety of charities including Cure Cancer and the Salvation Army, the Festival, which took place on Sunday, included a 4km Family Fun Run, 9km Bridge Run, 21km Half Marathon and 42km Marathon. Undeterred by the warm weather, record numbers of competitors (35,000) lined up to take part in this year’s event, from mothers pushing prams to serious marathon runners decked out in space-age styled Skins. Speaking to PD in the official Blackmores recovery tent, a spokesperson confirmed the event is expected to top last year’s fundraising efforts of $2.3m. Pictured above, recovering after competition is (from left) Chris Last, CFO Blackmores (who ran the Family Fun Run); Emma Freedman, Blackmores Ambassador and Today Show presenter (Half Marathon); Kerry Cunningham, Director of People and Communications; Stephen Chapman, Deputy Chairman (Half Marathon) and Jin vanBruinessen, Director of Sales and Marketing (Family Fun Run).