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Sunday 16 February 2020

The 4th annual Billbergia Bennelong Bridge Run (BBBRun) has again seen a big turn out, with more than 1900 people participating in the event.

Race organiser, Glen Lebeau from True Sports Events confirmed the 2020 BBBRun attracted the largest number of participants since the event started back in 2017.

“Today’s turnout demonstrates that Sydneysiders have really embraced the event, which has not only cemented its place on Sydney’s running calendar, but also attracted serious athletes such as Australian Olympian Eloise Wellings.”

Starting at Marina Square in Wentworth Point, the 10 km run took in Bennelong Bridge across to Rhodes, before looping back through Sydney Olympic Park and returning to Wentworth Point.

Mr Lebeau said “In addition to attracting serious runners, our real mission in staging the event is to see everyone have an opportunity to participate, whatever their level of fitness or ability.

Each year we add additional races to broaden the event’s appeal and get people
of all abilities involved.”

As well as a 10 km race and 2 km family fun run; the 2020 BBBRun event included:

• 7 km wheelchair race,
• 2Km Race walking; and
• 500m RaceRunning event – specifically designed for people with impaired balance

Joint Managing Director of the Billbergia Group Mr John Kinsella AM, said Billbergia is proud to continue its sponsorship.

“We’ve been part of this event since its inception and we are delighted to support a fun community event that promotes healthy lifestyles and brings people of different abilities together. 

Race times:

– 10km winner (Eloise Wellings Trophy):
o Female: Eloise Wellings – 35’24”(course record)
o Male: Caleb Wegener – 33’22

– 7km Wheelchair (Louise Sauvage Trophy):
o Female: Amy Tobin
o Male: Cormac Ryan – 23’41 (course record)

– 2km Race Walk (Cheryl Webb Trophy):
o Female: Santhiya Anandraj – 17’32”
o Male: Davor Zailac – 11’05”

– 500m Racerunning (Arran Keith Trophy):
o Female: Annabelle Callender
o Male: David Bates

– 2km Family Fun Run (Youcef Adbi Trophy):
o Female: Audrey Hall – 07’21”
o Male: Luke Tadhg Costello – 06’41”

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Media contact: True Sport Events: Glen Lebeau – Phone: 04 3456 5353