Over 60 ANU students will be running from Canberra to Sydney (Bondi) over the August 16 and 17 to smash the stigma surrounding mental health.
The midpoint of the run will be at Bong Bong Racecourse in Bowral, where there will be a lap around the course will be held in honour of the late Southern Highland president of this event in 2016, Harriet Nixon.
Nixon gave a lot to the event, as have her parents Fiona and Ralph Nixon. C2S organisers are incredibly grateful that this has allowed two communities to come together.
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To honour and remember Nixon, an invitation has been extended to the Highlands community to attend this walk on Saturday, August 17.
The lap around Bong Bong racecourse will commence at 7:30am with the event starting at 7am, and there will be a barbecue afterwards.
Civic2Surf (C2S) aspires to strengthen the emphasis of youth perspectives and to allow young people to take charge of their stories.
Through the annual run from Canberra to Sydney raising funds for Batyr, the group hopes to continue to empower and encourage all young people to reach out and be heard.
This is the eighth year of C2S and the committee hopes to continue strengthening its relationships with the Southern Highlands community, as it has had an ongoing and significant role in the cause.
It is expected that there will be a continued generous outpouring of donations, including food, money and support from local Highlands businesses, and in return, C2S organisers encourage the participants to stop in the in the area en route to their final Sydney destination.
If you wish to consider donating to the cause the link is: https://civic2surf2019.raisely.com
Donations are integral to keep this event running, and most importantly, expanding Batyr's reach in advocating for open and honest conversations about mental health with young people.