The Apex Club of Bundaberg has been awarded funding by Bundaberg Regional Council in support of the 2021 Cane2Coral event.
The funding allocation was approved at the March 30 Ordinary Meeting, with $10,000 going towards the event as part of Council's Partnerships and Sponsorships Grant Program.
Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey said Council was proud to assist with funding of such an integral community event.
“The Cane2Coral Fun Run, to be held on Sunday 1 August, is a well-established community event which not only provides a healthy lifestyle event for the community but has also raised over $530,000 for local charities,” he said.
“The event is designed to cater to a wide range of people and has attracted over 20,000 participants since its inception.
“Council is proud to be involved in supporting the Cane2Coral.”
The sponsorship grant will provide the Apex Club of Bundaberg with funding to assist with event promotion and operational costs.
About the Cane2Coral event
The Cane2Coral has been an annual event held in the Bundaberg Region for the past 12 years.
The fun run stretches across the Bundaberg cane fields to the coral sea, with three courses on offer for participants.
A half-marathon at 21.1km, a 10km and a 4km, continue to make the Cane2Coral an event that is available to all ages and wide range of abilities.
Cane2Coral donations for 2010-2019, which was the last year the event was held, had reach $530,562.00.
Participants had raised an additional $47,224 through the GoFundraise page between 2013-2019, bringing the overall total to $577,786.