Coates Hire, Australia’s leading equipment hire company, has been appointed as a primary sponsor and official equipment supplier for the iconic Sydney fundraising event, the Balmoral Burn to be held on Sunday June 1st.
Coates Hire will be providing the vital infrastructure needed for the successful staging of this event.
The brainchild of Wallaby great Phil Kearns, the Balmoral Burn is now run by the Humpty Dumpty Foundation, a charity dedicated to improving the health and lives of Australian children.
The Humpty Dumpty Foundation raises funds to purchase vital medical equipment for children’s hospitals and health care centres across Australia and for over a decade Coates Hire has partnered with the Foundation, assisting with the donation of medical equipment.
Coates Hire CEO Leigh Ainsworth, who is competing in this year’s event said: “We are privileged to be working with the amazing people at the Humpty Dumpty Foundation and we are determined to raise as much money as possible.”
Now in its 14th year, Kearns created the Balmoral Burn, a 420-metre race in Awaba Street Mosman, as a thankyou to the royal North Shore hospital, after his son received emergency treatment for suspected meningococcal.
The first event took place in 2001, attracted 11 corporate teams and raised $70,000 and since then, the Balmoral Burn has raised over $17 million dollars.
Although last year’s race was the wettest in its history, it couldn’t dampen the spirit of over 5,500 Sydneysiders who put on their running shoes and took part in torrential rain and wind.
One competitor guaranteed to inspire others is Nathan Johnston, who will wear the Coates Hire Racing uniform. Nathan is losing his eyesight and needs a running buddy, Glen Gorick, who is his best mate. Nathan has just competed in and completed his second triathlon so is keen to tackle Awaba St.
Another member of the Coates Hire team is Courtney Hancock, a three-time Nutri Grain Iron woman champion, whom fans can meet on the autograph stage in Coates Hire’s chill out zone.
Lachlan Renshaw and James Gurr are the reigning Kings of the Hill with a time of 1 minute 21 seconds for the 420 metre dash while Anneliese Rubie holds the time to beat in the Queen of the Hill at 1minute 44 seconds.
Events include the Para Burn, Special Burn, Elite Invitational, Age category and family races and is open to corporations, children, families and even their pets.
Sunday June 1st 2014 Awaba Street Mosman
8.45am to 11.10am: Individual and Novelty Races
11.10am: Corporate Team Relays
12.15pm: Official Race Presentation