Karratha celebrates Chevron City to Surf for Activ

Throngs of local Karratha walkers, runners and rollers hit the pavement in the Chevron City to Surf for Activ last weekend on Sunday, July 30.

The event made a roaring comeback following its hiatus due to the global Covid pandemic, with the hundreds of Karratha locals registered to run, walk, or roll to raise funds for Western Australians living with disability.

The 524 participants registered in the Karratha Chevron City to Surf for Activ set off from Searipple Park, Bulgarra on Sunday morning, in celebration of diversity and inclusion and improving the lives of people with disability. Some participants dressed up for the occasion, with the Best Dressed Team award going to Karratha SES members Joanne Waterstrom, Damien Muller and Donna Walker.

Members of Karratha’s local community threw their support behind the event, including grocery retailer The Good Grocer, surf and sport fashion retailer Xtreme Edge, Life and Soul Health & Fitness Club Karratha, and sports nutrition retailer Supplement Mart.

Activ CEO Michael Heath was thrilled to partner with Chevron Australia to bring the City to Surf back to Karratha.

“Every runner, walker or roller on Sunday improved the lives of West Aussies living with disability. Activ Foundation is grateful to the City of Karratha for hosting the event and we are so proud the Chevron City to Surf for Activ returned to Karratha after an absence due to Covid.

“Activ would like to thank Chevron Australia for their commitment to the event, to West Australians living with disability and to local regional communities.”

Chevron Australia’s City to Surf Team Captain, Peter McNally, said the company was pleased the event returned to Karratha, providing regional communities the opportunity to participate.

“The Chevron City to Surf for Activ is an iconic event and we were delighted to see it return to Karratha to enable regional communities to be involved,” Mr McNally said.

“It was great fun to dust off the running shoes and join the Karratha community for the event last weekend.”

The City of Karratha was also a proud sponsor of the event, with City of Karratha Councillor and Breakfast Radio Host Pablo Miller the MC for the big day.

“It’s fantastic that Activ Foundation and Chevron Australia brought this family friendly fun run to our city. There’s such a great energy about these events and I was delighted to see Karratha locals lace up and take part in this year’s City to Surf.”

Walkers, runners, and rollers chose between two courses in Karratha’s Chevron City to Surf for Activ – both the 4km and 12km courses kicked off at Searipple Park, Bulgarra, at 8:30am and 8:00am respectively. The 12km course winners were Sam Colvin at 46:03 and Jacinta Homann at 51:51, and the 4km course winners Shailee Mewha at 16:29 and Bryce Mitchell at 18:01.

Water stations were available throughout the courses and all participants were encouraged to slip, slop, and slap.

In addition, the Chevron City to Surf for Activ is set to take place in Perth on Sunday, August 27. 100% of all funds raised at the events will go towards improving the lives of West Australians living with disability.

For more information and to register please go to www.perthcitytosurf.com