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Welcome to the SIDS Stampede – Sunday 6th September 2015

 

NOW OPEN

 

The SIDS Stampede is a running Festival set in the beautiful Hawkesbury area. It consists of 4 events, a Half Marathon a 10km run, a 5km run and 5km friends and family walk. The SIDS Stampede is held on Father’s Day annually, this year being 6th September 2015.

To date from our last two events we raised $90,000.  Last event we over had 640 people participate, 35 volunteers and the Hawkesbury community backing us the entire way.

All money raised will go directly to the SIDS and Sleep Apnoea Research Department at The Children’s Hospital Westmead. Our aim is to help support scientists in their search for a trigger and eventually, a cure, for these terrible problems.

SIDS claims the lives of approximately 100 infants in Australia every year. Sleep Apnoea is a condition that affects up to 3 of every 100 (3%) of infants in Australia. Although remarkable progress has been made in reducing the incidence of SIDS in the last 20 years, many questions remain unanswered. The SIDS and Sleep Apnoea Research Unit at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is working to find answers and relies on community support to continue their important work. The SIDS and Sleep Apnoea Research Department at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and its laboratory at The University of Sydney, is the only one in Australia currently performing neuro-pathological studies aimed at identifying differences in brain markers in infants who have died suddenly, to identify differences between SIDS and non-SIDS cases.

My son Ryan nearly died when he was a young infant, but miraculously Ryan survived with the help of Paramedics and Westmead Children’s Hospital. I am a mum hoping to save some other family from the possible trauma of losing a child. My family are lucky, but without support, education and research, many families a year will continue to lose their children. I have decided that I have to help change this, but I need help.

 

I need your help.

 


THE FUN RUN

 

This table below outlines the cost per event, start time and the allocated time you have to complete the event


 

Event Start Time Entry Prices Time Limit
21.1km Run 6:30am $55 per adult
$40 per child
3 hours
10km Run 7:00am $40 per adult
$30 per child
2 hours
5km Run 7:30am $25 per adult
$20 per child
1.5 hours
Friends & Family 5km walk 8:30am $25 per adult
$50 per family *
2 hours

* All families must have an adult over 18 years of age and must not consist of more then 2 adult entry