Mont Supports Local Spirit With Community River Run

8 May 2021

Mont Property will join the local community to belatedly celebrate the values of mateship and camaraderie next weekend after the ANZAC River Run was postponed because of Perth’s snap lockdown.

The ANZAC Weekend River Run 2021 was due to be held on the ANZAC Day long weekend but was cancelled when WA’s COVID-19 lockdown suspended mass community gatherings.

It is now due to take place on Sunday, May 16 with a 4km and 8km walk/run, starting at Tompkins Park, Alfred Cove.

Organiser Brenton Edwards, owner of Fitness Results Alfred Cove, said the genesis of the ANZAC Weekend River Run was as much about paying homage to lost soldiers and the ANZAC spirit as it was about bringing the local community together.

“ANZAC Day is a special day on the calendar and I felt there was an opportunity to run a community event and pay respect to the soldiers that have fallen, while supporting the great work of the Fremantle Foundation at the same time,” Mr Edwards said.

“While it was unfortunate our event has been postponed, we’re really excited to be moving ahead with it on May 16.

“We’re expecting more than 300 people to participate this year. It’s a great little event. People come down with their dogs, they have their kids in prams, on scooters, and bikes. It’s a real family day and it’s open to participants from all walks of life and of all abilities.”

Mr Edwards said the 9th annual event had been well supported by local businesses, including Applecross real estate agency, Mont.

Mont managing director Matthew Podesta said Mont was proud to sponsor the event, which had become favourite in the local community.

“Community is the cornerstone of everything we do at Mont and I’m looking forward to taking part in this special event that celebrates the neighbourhood in which we choose to live and work, as well as the ANZAC values of mateship and camaraderie,” Mr Podesta said.

Part proceeds from the ANZAC Weekend River Run will be donated to the Fremantle Foundation, a charity that was established in 2010 to foster community philanthropy and support a variety of social, cultural, educational, health and environmental needs.

Last year, the Fremantle Foundation raised $300,000 in six months for the COVID-19 WA Relief & Recovery Fund and $120,000 for Black Summer bushfire communities, as well as record grants of $750,000 to a range of not-for-profits providing essential services.

It’s not too late to enter the ANZAC Weekend River Run. Click here to register.

The 4km run/walk starts at 8.30am and the 8km stretch commences at 8.40am. Breakfast and a commemorative t-shirt are included as part of the registration fee for all participants.

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