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Herald Sun-Transurban Run for the Kids
Sport Projects have been responsible as event manager for the organisation of the Herald Sun-Transurban Run for the Kids since 2016. Now in its fourth year organising one of Melbourne’s largest annual fun runs, we are proud to have the opportunity to coordinate and deliver such an iconic Melbourne event on behalf of its client, News Limited. This event has developed cult status as up to 30,000 people run and walk Melbourne’s CBD around Easter time each year and raise much needed funds for the Good Friday Appeal, benefiting the Royal Children’s’ Hospital. Our responsibility extends across all aspects of the project including runner services, event design and development, course management, traffic management, sponsor activations, supplier procurement, event control and communication, emergency management, volunteer recruitment and management. A core team is assembled to manage the planning phase and then 45 skilled event managers and coordinators are deployed across the event. With our assistance the event has run smoothly, with feedback from participants and key stakeholders overwhelmingly positive.
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
In 2017 Sport Projects were appointed event management supplier for the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. This was an incredible opportunity – a large scale, high-profile public road event requiring some complex logistical planning and careful stakeholder management – right in our sweet spot.
Running across four days this event is a ‘festival of cycling’ encompassing one day of cycling in Melbourne and three days in Geelong. As an internationally recognised cycling event featuring a UCI World Tour men’s race and UCI 1.1 women’s race it attracts some of the best cycling talent in the world. In addition to the elite racing there is also a ‘People’s Ride’ drawing up to 4,000 amateur cyclists, across a wide range of ages and abilities and a Family Ride.
Over the last two years we have delivered an excellent spectator and participant experience. From the Belgian kermesse style racing on the iconic Formula One circuit at Albert Park, two days of action-packed ‘classics’ racing across the Geelong and Surf Coast regions through to the People’s Ride, this event saw all cyclists, novice to elite, sharing the roads in a celebration of cycling.
JP mORGAN cORPORATE CHALLENGE: sYDNEY
The JP Morgan Corporate Challenge on October 30, 2019 is a unique event, a one of a kind road race series running in thirteen cities across seven countries and five continents. In Sydney the 5.6 km course runs through the beautiful Centennial Park and attracts over 9000 participants.
The JP Morgan Corporate Challenge focuses on promoting corporate teamwork, camaraderie and a sense of community. That’s why participation takes place as part of a company team. Participating companies use the event as a platform to promote health and fitness in the workplace, foster goodwill and camaraderie among their employees, and show their commitment to the community and best environmental practices.
The Sydney leg of the Corporate Challenge has been running for eighteen years. And in the last nine years the event has consistently grown in popularity with last year’s event attracting the city’s highest number of participants yet with 9,256 runners and walkers.
The Corporate Challenge strives to make a difference through a donation to a not-for-profit organisation in each host city, and in Sydney the beneficiary is the Indigenous Marathon Foundation.
Sport Projects are proud to be the Local Race Organiser of the only Australian leg of the this very successful event, and we look forward to putting our own SP spin on this enormously successful event.
RACE THE TRAIN: THE GOLDFIELDS STEAM TRAIN CHALLENGE
Pitting rider against the rails Race the Train is a unique event that highlights the history of the Goldfields region.
This 19km course running from Castlemaine to Maldon, balances challenge with charm as riders negotiate rugged trails within sight of their competition…a historic steam locomotive on the Victorian Goldfields Railway!
This is an inclusive event encouraging participation by people of all ages and abilities. The event aims to:
- Showcase the Victorian Goldfields Railway
- Introduce cyclists to the off-road connectivity between Castlemaine and Maldon
- Encourage cycle tourism to the Central Victorian Goldfields
- Provide a participation event for cyclists of all abilities
- Promote sustainable transport modes
- Boast a point of difference (challenge of beating the train)
TISSOT-UCI TRACK CYCLING WORLD CUP: brisbane
Sport Projects have secured another prestigious cycling event, with Cycling Australia appointing us as the organiser for the Brisbane round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup. We are so pleased to be part of an event that sees the best of track cycling battle it out for gold and valuable qualifying points ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The Tissot Track World Cup is the first major UCI world track cycling event hosted by Australia since the UCI Tissot Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne in 2012. The UCI Track Cycling World Cup will take place at the Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane on December 13-15. You can find out more about the event and buy tickets here
Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre Wellness Walk and Research Run
Sport Projects were involved with the Olivia Newton John Wellness walk from 2016 through to 2018. In this time we went from assisting with large aspects of the event to complete event delivery in 2018. We supported Austin Health in broadening the reach of their wellness walk with the addition of a fun run component. Looking to exploit a newly formed partnership with Latrobe University, the course was moved from the busy streets of Ivanhoe to the beautiful, quiet internal roads of the university’s Melbourne campus in Bundoora. To ensure a smooth and successful course transition we provided course design, development and management, including staffing and the contracting and supervision of a traffic management supplier.
The result was an immensely enjoyable event, positive feedback on the new and unique courses and hundreds of new entrants and fundraisers entering the event.
In 2018 we used the experience, knowledge and strong relationships developed over the past two years to deliver a smooth, seamless, and fun event, extending to stage management across the day and the creation of an engaging event village experience. A special day for a special cause.
Six Day Series
The Six Day Series is track cycling with a twist. It has been electrifying crowds throughout Europe and now it is Australia’s turn. In 2019 Melbourne and Brisbane will host ‘Six-Day’ events and Sport Projects will manage them both, working closely with Madison Sports Group, based in London. We are excited to be involved in such an innovative, fun and hugely popular event, that will contribute so much to the event landscape and the Melbourne and Brisbane cycling communities.
“Beers, Bikes and Beats” is a great fit with the Australian event and cycling scene and will revolutionalise the delivery of track cycling in Australia
The lights get turned down and the music turned up, as Six Day Cycling combines the very best in track cycling with an incredible party atmosphere.