Thinking of entering a fitness challenge event this year?
You can challenge yourself and have fun raising funds for Asthma WA. Every year we have wonderful supporters who raise funds by participating in fitness challenge events. They are people like you, who want there to be zero deaths from asthma in WA. Almost 20 people a year die from asthma in WA – many of these cases are preventable.
Asthma WA educates and empowers Western Australians to manage their asthma and respiratory health. Did you know that one in nine people have asthma in Australia? That’s over 2.5 million people.
You can participate in any event you like. Simply choose and register for your event, then set up an online fundraising page with Asthma WA as your charity. Next, spread the word about what you’re doing and why, and ask people you know to support you and the asthma cause–it’s that easy!
Some popular events include:
South32 Rottnest Channel Swim – Saturday 20 February 2021
The South32 Rottnest Channel Swim is a 19.7km open water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island.
Many attempts were made to cross the channel to Rottnest, with records as early as 1956 when Gerd von Dincklage swam the distance. It wasn’t until 1991 that the first Rottnest Channel Swim took place and has since grown to more than 3,000 participants taking the plunge.
The Channel 7 Port to Pub with Hotel Rottnest – Saturday 20 March 2021
The Channel 7 Port to Pub with Hotel Rottnest is an open water swimming event in Perth, comprising of two races over two distances from Leighton Beach to Rottnest Island – a direct crossing (19.7km) and a 25km ultra-marathon.
The swim is open to solos, duos, and teams of four and six.