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 West Australians to manage their asthma and respiratory health. Did you know that 1 in 9 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 Everyday Hero 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:
Rottnest Channel Swim
South32 Rottnest Channel Swim – Saturday 22 February 2020
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.
Port to Pub
Channel 7 Port to Pub – Saturday 21 March 2020
The Channel 7 Port to Pub with Hotel Rottnest is an open water swimming event in Perth, Western Australia, designed to cater for the increased demand for long distance swimming and the interest from local, interstate and international swimmers to cross the iconic Rottnest Channel.
The swim comprises 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. It begins at Leighton Beach outside Fremantle Surf Lifesaving Club and finishes at the Hotel Rottnest.
HBF Run for a Reason – Sunday 24 May 2020
Choose Asthma WA as your reason and then choose the 4km, 12km, and half marathon (21km) and walk or ride your way to fundraising glory. This run traditionally has over 35,000 people running the streets of Perth every August.
Chevron City to Surf for Activ – Sunday 30 August 2020
Since 1975 the Perth City to Surf has ebb an important part of the running calendar. In an early show of support for equality, both men and women participated and the wheelchair event was added in 1983. The 12km course has remained essentially the same since the very beginning when it started on St Georges Tce in Perth CBD, to Jubilee Park in City Beach.
It’s grown from the hero event in Perth, to a regional series adding Albany, Busselton, Geraldton and Karratha, making it the most community-based fun run in Australia.