Why PCYC is Running West

Get set to mark your calendar because March 31 is the NAB RunWest community fun run. This is Western Sydney’s biggest running festival and is set to take fun runs to a new level with an assortment of live entertainers and sports teams just for you. Lace up those runners and smash your New Year’s goals and join your local community for a 12km run through Western Sydney. Run, walk, skip or jump your way to the finish line, it’s your choice!

Our mission is to get young people active in life – that’s why we’re supporting NAB RunWest. We’re dedicated to helping promote a fit and active lifestyle, with a whole range of activities available at our clubs. At PCYC NSW we know that getting kids active means they’re more likely to stay active throughout life. And that means better health outcomes.

Despite the popularity of #fitspo, trend data from the NSW Government shows that rates of overweight and obese adults are on the rise. For so many of us, staying active can seem quite difficult. It’s so easy to spend the entire day indoors, if it’s not: Netflix, scrolling your social media, or online gaming, then it’s work or study. But, the fact is, getting out and taking part in a local community event can not only increase your sense of belonging but also provide you with the motivation to become more active. After all, running doesn’t have to be a solo sport. By joining a community fun run it’s easy to get a sense of connection and to see your local community with fresh eyes – feel part of something.

What’s a community event without some fundraising? Experience a fantastic day out, and you can also raise funds for one of the featured charities (like PCYC) or your own charity. Head over to the NAB RunWest Fundraising page and support a great cause.

Event Details

Take part in the 12 km Fun Run or the easier 4km Family Run, with both events being suitable for all ages. And all entries get a free pass to the Sydney Zoo. Have fun exploring your locality and it doesn’t hurt that the scenery is interesting and awesome.

A festival like no other, the NAB RunWest 12km Fun Run starts at the Sydney Motorsport Park. Soak up the excitement of Sydney’s only permanent race track and enjoy the many displays and live entertainment. Amazing as it sounds, you can then run through the new Sydney Zoo. You will marvel at creatures like cheetahs and elephants as you pause to take a photo. Next up is The Western Sydney Parklands a.k.a – Sydney’s biggest backyard. These parklands are scenic, and most of the fun run will happen here. The Blacktown International SportsPark is the start of the fun run for the 4km Family Fun Run. A finish line like no other at West HQ where the fun will really start to happen, with a host of entertainment that is sure to impress.

How to enter

To enter the race OR donate visit https://raceroster.com/events/2019/19300/runwest