Dash for those with passion for charity

Participants grind it out for a good cause during last year’s Campus Dash cancer research fundraising event.
Participants grind it out for a good cause during last year’s Campus Dash cancer research fundraising event.

The inaugural ECU Community Campus Dash drew 200 people last year and raised about $5000 for cancer research.

Participants can run, jog or walk and money raised will go the ECU Melanoma Research Centre, which is working to develop an early-warning blood test to detect deadly melanoma cancer.

The centre secured a research grant last year from the National Health and Medical Research Council to expand a study into the blood test.

ECU Vice-Chancellor Kerry Cox said the link between regular exercise and good health was established.

‘By participating in the Campus Dash, not only will you improve your health, you’ll help support research which could lead to better health for all through the early detection of melanoma,’ he said. 

ECU Community Campus Dash
Date: October 12
Early registration: By August 31
Registrations close: October 10
Entry fees:
Course         Standard     Early
2km             $15             $5
2km (kids)    $8               $4
5km             $25             $15
10km            $40            $30