Community supports St George Beachside Dash

​They ran, jogged and walked.

The annual St George Bank Beachside Dash on Sunday attracted children and families of all ages.

Medical professors ran side-by-side in support of people receiving chemotherapy treatment.

The event raised money for medical research.

The Foundation was established in 2007 to support the work of medical researchers at St George and Sutherland hospitals.

Fun run for a community cause: Participants were off to a flying start at the 2016 St George Bank Beachside Dash. Picture: Mark Rowland

Fun run for a community cause: Participants were off to a flying start at the 2016 St George Bank Beachside Dash. Picture: Mark Rowland

Other major sponsors are The Leader, Tynan Motors and St George Private Hospital. 

Foundation chairman Professor John Edmonds said the event was a great success.

“We had our best ever Dash with good numbers and a great community atmosphere,” he said.

“We reached our fund-raising target and a number of research projects will benefit.”

The Federal Treasurer and Cook MP Scott Morrison congratulated the winners of the 10 kilometre male and female prizes to Christian Lotter and Belinda Martin.

​First place: 10km Dash open winner Christian Lotter with Cook MP Scott Morrison​.

​First place: 10km Dash open winner Christian Lotter with Cook MP Scott Morrison​.

Ms Martin also won the event in 2015.

The five kilometre winners were Lachlan Stanfield (12 years old) and Imogen Stewart (11 years old).

The winners of the two kilometre race were Jake Wade (11 years old) and Alexis Kalamvokis (11 years old).