We're so thankful to our community who stage big events or challenges to raise money to cure cancer. These are standalone events not linked to fundraising for a tour.
If you are inspired and want to stage your own Community Event to raise funds to cure cancer, we are here to support you. Please give us a call – 02 8073 4000.
Jay's Longest Melanoma March
Imagine walking 20km, now double it and do it 50 days in a row. That's what Jay Allen has set off to do and he's only just started. A melanoma survivor, Jay wants to put an end of this disease and knows he can help the researchers by raising significant funds by doing what he does best - walking. Jay and his amazing support crew plus almost 300 individuals will pound the pavement all in the name of cancer research. You can join Jay for a leg but be warned, the walking is tough. Ask our Co-Founder Geoff Coombes who recently did 30km of a 40km day. He's exhausted and has a new found respect for Jay's efforts. You can get behind Jay by signing up to walk a leg, making a donation or buying a ticket/table to their gala ball on the 19th of May when he triumphantly arrives in Sydney. No doubt a little tired and the odd blister, but full of pride knowing he's making a significant difference through the funds he's raising and the awareness he is generating along the way
Callum's English Channel Challenge
A friend of Tour de Cure for many years, Callum loves a challenge. He's raced Ironman, competed in the Kona, done more half marathons than most of us have had hot dinners and is pretty handy on a bike as we saw when he rode Sydney to Hobart with us in 2015. Taking it to the next level, Callum has decided (with the incredible support of his gorgeous family) to swim the English channel to help raise funds for Tour de Cure. Currently swimming 30+ km per week in training, on August 1st Callum and his team will be hoping for perfect conditions to do what only a small number of people have ever done - swim across the English Channel. He's aiming to raise over $100k and if anyone can, we know he'll be successful with anything he puts his mind to.
Manly Inflatable Boat Race
Crazy costumes and magical floating craft are all you'll see at Manly Beach at the annual Manly Inflatable Boat Race. The brain child of Denver Beven (founding rider of Tour de Cure) this fun filled event is a perfect recipe for our BE FIT, BE HEALTHY BE HAPPY message. We've seen Pirates, Cartoon characters, Super hero's and everything in between. All you need is your imagination, an inflatable craft capable of helping you navigate the 750m course and your ready for a super fun adventure. Going in to it's 15th year, the event continues to inspire those with a crazy sense of humour and who want a bellie full of laughs whilst they support a great cause.
DATE: Sunday 17 March 2019
Tour de Rocks
Join the amazing Armidale community who annually ride from Armidale to South West Rocks (3 days - 300km) to help raise funds and awareness for cancer. You'll camp at idyllic locations and share the trails with wonderfully warm and generous people from all over the country. Come and see the northern table lands like you've never seen them before and bring your mountain bike as the Tour de Rocks folks love taking you on some amazing quite back country gravel roads. Tour de Cure and Tour de Rocks annually co-fund a $200,000 research project and have been doing so since 2012.
Kids can join the Tour de Rocks for a 30km valley trail ride on day 2. Hearing their laughter and squeals of enjoyment as they pedal along, the Tour de Rocks is a wonderful family event for anyone who loves riding a bike and getting close to nature
DATES: 11 - 13 April 2019
Hills of Orange Charity Ride
Inspired by the High Country Charity Ride, the Hills of Orange Charity Ride launched in 2018 with a huge number of local and interstate riders keen to explore the wonderful delights of Orange. You'll ride some incredible regions, through lush rolling hills, beautiful vineyards and quiet country roads. Riders range from the novice to experienced and the HOCR team do an outstanding job catering for everyone in between. There's something to be said for country hospitality and the HOCR volunteers are absolutely amazing. Bring your family to this one as there's plenty for the family to do whilst Mum or Dad are out riding in the morning. The 3 day event sees each stage start and finish at the famous Canobolis Hotel where the beers are cold and the steaks are delicious. Set to run every second year stay tuned for details on the 2020 Hills of Orange Charity Ride.
DATE: October 2020 (TBC)
High Country Charity Ride
The Southern Alps have long been a playground for the avid cyclist. Riding Mount Hotham, Falls Creek, Tawonga Gap is something all keen cyclists should do at least once in their life. HCCR is the brain child of Tim Briggs. A passionate rider, father and proud community supporter. Tim lost his dad to cancer in 2014, just 5 months before they were both planning to ride our 2015 Tour de Cure Signature Tour. HCCR is a serious challenge for the experienced roadie and the riders who come from near and far, reunite each year to test themselves up these famous Aussie climbs. HCCR has helped raise over $230,000 for Tour de Cure and together we are committed to helping support those dealing with cancer.
DATE: 1 - 4 March 2019