Sunday 5th August 2018
For more information about the event, please visit the website CLICK HERE
Entry Fees (until 30th July 9am)
* An additional $10 late entry fee applies to all entries received after 31st July. Late entries close at 11pm on Thursday 2nd August.
Get your BIB personalised - enter before 22nd July 2018. Not applicable to Children.
Running SA are proud to once again have the Leukaemia Foundation as our official event charity for the 2018 Fitzy's 5 Fun Run. Running SA will donate $2 from each entry to the Leukaemia Foundation to assist those with Leukaemia and to help find a cure! For more information on Leukaemia, please head to the Leukaemia Foundation's website: www.leukaemia.org.au
Who was David Fitzsimons?
David “Fitzy” Fitzsimons was one of Australia’s leading distance runners in the 1970’s. Renowned for being able to push himself to the point of absolute exhaustion, the stories about Fitzy are as legendary as his racing feats. Fitzy won 8 Australian Championships over 5000m and 10000m, including the double on 3 occasions. A dual Olympian, an Olympic finalist over 10000m, a 6th placing in the 1974 Commonwealth Games and a bronze medal over 5000m at the 1977 World Cup made Dave Fitzsimons one of the greats. A proud South Australian, Fitzy had a lively sense of humour and was a devoted husband and proud father. Forever a picture of fitness, sadly, Fitzy was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. As tenacious and determined as Fitzy was, even he couldn’t beat this opponent and tragically, he passed away on September 7, 2008 at the age of 58.