Dainere's Rainbow Runners Conquer City2Surf for 2018

19 Aug, 2018

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Jarrett, Chanel, Nicole and Mark are Dainere's Rainbow City2Surf 2018 Champions!

At last Sunday's 14km City2Surf in Sydney four truly phenomenal people; Jarrett, Chanel, Nicole and Mark took on the world's largest fun run with the infamous heartbreak hill as Team Dainere's Rainbow, elevating awareness of paediatric brain tumours and raising funds for crucial research at Sydney Children's Hospital Kids Cancer Centre, this research is working towards improving the outcomes for all children diagnosed with brain tumours.

Dainere's Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund wish to this evening acknowledge them, let them know how truly proud of them we are and how extremely honoured, blessed and humbled we are that they ran the race with the goal of working towards creating change for all children diagnosed with this number one disease killer.

Some totally extraordinary results for everyone in the Team: The ever incredible Mark, running his Third City2Surf not feeling 100% however looking splendiferous doing it in a rainbow tutu (made especially for him by Oneofakind designs) and socks because he raised over $2500.

Mark shared, "This was my 3rd City2Surf and second time raising money for Dainere's Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund. I was pleased to have met my initial goal of $2,250 which beat my previous years efforts. After being dared to run the event in a rainbow tutu I insisted that I must reach $2,500 for that to occur which we met and surpassed by another $200! The highlight for me was being able to run with my wife Nicole in her first City2Surf from the start line to the finish line."

The wonderful Nicole running her first ever City2Surf and completing it with a beaming smile on her face having completed in a terrific beginners time and raising vital funds.

Nicole shared "This was my first City 2 Surf, as well as my first time ever completing a 14km run, and it was great fun. I was so pleased to be able to raise over $500 for this amazing cause and I am truly grateful to everyone who was able to make a donation."

The amazing Chanel, this was her second City2Surf and she achieved an impressive 45 second personal best and held some fabulous morning tea fundraisers.

Chanel shared her motiviation for running this year. "This year was my second time running in City 2 Surf. I also fundraised last time, but this year I saw a few posts from My Gungahlin which brought Dainere’s Rainbow to my attention. 

I started running about 18 months ago on a regular basis, and have been consistently taking on new challenges.

This year, I really wanted to beat my last time, which I did by completing the run 45 sec faster. I also had a running injury, but I trained hard to be able to share this story with others & to show my dedication to fundraising.

Being in a new job, people didn’t know me. I used baking as a way to encourage strangers to donate for a slice. Strangers became friends, who looked forward to their Monday treats! It was a great way to raise additional funds and raise awareness.

I feel really touched by Dainere’s story, and will continue to share it with others."

Jarrett, always devoted in his running and to continue Dainere's legacy, ran with Dainere in his thoughts and heart, achieved a mammoth 1 minute and 2 second personal best of 50:36 and raised an astounding $5556.06.

Jarrett said "2018 was my sixth time competing in the epic 14km race, the City 2 Surf. This year I started in the preferred start group, right up in the front of the pack. My training had been going quite well in the lead up to the race, so I was hoping and expecting a new personal best time which I did end up achieving; my previous best time was 51 minutes and 38 seconds, it now stands just over a minute faster at 50:36! 

Not only was this year’s City 2 Surf race time successful, the fundraising was also. This year I raised over $5,500 which is the second highest amount I have raised since 2013. The team this year managed to get over $9,000 which is the highest a Dainere’s Rainbow City 2 Surf team has ever got.

Dainere must have been with not just me during the run, but also with fellow team members this year. The 2018 City 2 Surf was a very successful year for Dainere’s Rainbow, so now we look forward to improving next year and setting not just new personal bests in the race, but also in the fundraising."

The whole team certainly raised vital awareness of paediatric brain tumours as well as raising a colossal total of $9091.13 and that is with heartfelt gratitude to the remarkable people in the Community that have supported them.

You can still make a donation to the team to congratulate them on their awesome efforts - https://city2surf2018.everydayhero.com/au/team-dainere-s-rainbow

If you would like to take on the challenge of City2Surf and raise money for Dainere's Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund in 2019 please get in touch. All we ask is you to raise a minimum of $150. This will also ensure you get a Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation running singlet for the event and entry into the marquee afterwards for well deserved refreshments.

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