Blackmores will be hosting its inaugural Blackmores Move the Nation Awards at the end of the race that closes the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Sunday September 16, 2018.
It follows the announcement of its partnership with Special Olympics Australia ahead of the 2018 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival.
The Blackmores and Special Olympics Australia partnership aims to “celebrate diversity and inclusion by recognising Australians from all walks of life and inspiring everyone to move and get active, no matter the barriers they may face”.
Blackmores CEO Richard Henfrey said, “Special Olympics Australia is about recognising and enriching the lives of all Australians. They are at the forefront of breaking down the stigma associated with those living with an intellectual disability, and we are with them, celebrating diversity and inclusion and leading the way to wellbeing – for everyone.”
Taking place at the Blackmores VIP marquee on Race Day, the Blackmores Move the Nation Awards will honour and acknowledge everyday Australians who have overcome challenges or adversity to get moving for this year’s Blackmores Sydney Running Festival.
“Together with Special Olympics Australia and Special Olympics athletes Chris Bunton and Kelly Wren, both of whom will be participating in the Special Olympics World Games in 2019, we will handpick three individuals who will be receiving the Blackmores Move the Nation Award this year,” Mr Henfrey added.
Special Olympics Australia CEO Corene Strauss said: “There are many stories which show incredible courage and bravery, which will inspire even more Australians in a similar situation to move, get active and put themselves first. We look forward to receiving all the nominations by 5pm, September 7, 2018, ahead of Race Day.”
The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival takes place on Sunday September 16, 2018. To register, go to www.sydneyrunningfestival.com.au.