PrintRun heroes hit charity jackpot in City2Surf

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It was cold, it was windy, and it got the blood pumping as the PrintRun heroes assembled in Sydney’s Hyde Park at the Archibald Fountain on Sunday morning.

PrintRun runners before the start at Hyde Park’s Archibald Fountain.
Print industry PrintRun runners prepared to make the 14k run

The 16 were there to represent the printing industry in the fun run of 14 kilometres from the city park to Bondi surf. They were also there to help raise $6225 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, a charity close to the heart of Mick Rowan, sales director of printIQ, the leading light behind the challenge.

Working with Print21, the running enthusiast welcomed a late rush of sponsorships to lift the charity total to ‘Hero’ status on the City2Surf leaderboard. Ever the team player he eschewed the honour of running in the elite group and started with the rest.

Leader of the pack, Mick Rowan (left) with Patrick Howard of Print21.
Leader of the pack, Mick Rowan (left) with Patrick Howard of Print21.

Arrayed in distinctive ‘Powered by Print’ PrintRun t-shirts, the mainly Queensland-based runners revived the industry event to have some fun and raise the profile of printing. As to where every one finished, and the times… well, it’s a fun run after all, and finishing is the main aim.

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