2019 City to Surf

The temperature may have been a very chilly 10 degrees, but this did little to dampen the spirits of the CRBF – Sydney University Inter-college  participants in the 2019 City to Surf.

CRBF competitors were  spread over all starting groups, and there was a sea of white caps, and gold footprints visible for the entire race.

Descending New South Head Road from the Edgecliff Centre in Double Bay, the Roche Group generously arranged a supporter’s corner complete with a digital sign, to greet our competitors, and to leave our team in no doubt, as to how much their efforts were appreciated.  We extended our sincere thanks to Kate Longden and Damien Roche, and the Roche family for their kindness and thoughtfulness.

Family friends and passionate  CRBF supporters Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli, his beautiful wife Lisa, and two sons Ted and Jack completed the 14km course for the second year, together with NOVA 96.9 once more supporting sarcoma research through CRBF.

We were once more overwhelmed by the generosity of our supporters, and that of our team.  Special thanks must go to our partners for the event, The Autore family & Autore Pearls, Franca Brasserie Potts Point – Alex Cameron, and Pontoon Bar, Darling Harbour – Mark Swadling, together with Lafitte Socks, Embroide Me North Sydney, and All Size Miracles, who provided our team gear.


The Number One Team Award – Inez, Annie and Georgia raising $6576

The Family Affair Award – The Gibson family and Siobhan Shaw raising $6299

The “No ‘I’ in team but there are five in Individual Brilliance” award – Daniel Gorry raising $5962

The Easier Said Than Run Awards – Millie Ryan and Kate Nicol raising almost $1000 between them

The Coaches Award – Eli and Mischa Hall 

We are humbled by this outstanding result, and we are very happy to report this funding will go directly toward the forthcoming IL-23 Trial in conjunction with GIMR, which will provide untold hope to young patients living without treatment options.