Sutherland 2 Surf to run with a difference

Wanda SLSC: World and Australian champion Ali Najem and club patron 'Solly' Stevens warm up for the virtual S2S. Picture John Veage
Wanda SLSC: World and Australian champion Ali Najem and club patron 'Solly' Stevens warm up for the virtual S2S. Picture John Veage

After the cancelling of this year's iconic Sutherland Shire fun run, the Sutherland 2 Surf, Wanda SLSC has come up with an alternative event that everyone can still participate in.

For Wanda SLSC, the Sutherland 2 Surf is their flagship annual fundraising event and represents the very essence of what the club is about - helping the community.

After overwhelming feedback from the S2S running community, members and partners, Wanda Surf Life Saving Club is pleased to announce. They are taking the Sutherland 2 Surf online for 2020. The race is going virtual.

This new Tradies Virtual Sutherland 2 Surf will be held over the weekend of August 7th, 8th and 9th.

Participants can run or walk the Tradies Virtual S2S on the course of your choice, from any location, at your own pace. You can even make a donation, take the dog with you or do it on a treadmill. Achieve a personal challenge, aim for a personal best time, or simply enjoy participating with family and friends.

Acting Club President Nathan Spinner said It was important for the club to be able to hold the event in some capacity in 2020 as it looks forward to celebrating S2S's 50th year in 2021.

"It means a great deal to Wanda SLSC in holding a Virtual S2S as it provides continuity for participants, the Club and the greater community."

Each year the S2S raises valuable funds for the purchase of vital life-saving equipment - rescue tubes, inflatable rescue boats and engines, fuel, rescue boards and training, and many more services and equipment. This enables Wanda SLSC to attract, train and retain lifesavers to patrol Wanda Beach, keeping the community safe.

This years event takes place virtually so that you can join from anywhere in the Shire, Sydney NSW or anywhere in the world.

The Tradies Virtual S2S will include three different runs - The Tradies 11km Classic, Veolia Family 5km and the kids 2km dash. Cost of entry is $20.00 per person and with the support of valuable sponsors, there will be lots of great giveaways.

To take part all you have to do is register, run your chosen distance on your usual track, on your treadmill, around your block or running on trails and record and log your times. Make sure to keep a safe distance from others and adhere to the proper government social distancing guidelines.

Share your run on social media by tagging @s2s_wandaslsc and use the hashtag #tradiesS2S so everyone can follow your progress, and see your results. Your participation means Wanda SLSC can continue to provide invaluable Life-saving services to the community.

Entries open Thursday 25th June, so register today