CITY TO SURF - 03/07/2019

Established in 1975, the Chevron City to Surf for Activ has a proud history as the oldest community fun run in Western Australia.

Over the past 45 years, the popular event has grown from just 500 participants to thousands and has raised millions of dollars for people living with disability.

While the Chevron City to Surf for Activ was expanded from single event in Perth to a series across regional locations in Albany, Busselton, Geraldton and Karratha in 2013, this year Karratha will be the only location outside of the metro area to host the event when it returns on August 11.

This is exciting news because it helps raise the City of Karratha’s profile as the regional capital of the North West.

The local event, which features a 12km and 4km fun run or walk and a 4km wheelchair category, has been well supported in the past, with 390 participants last year, 332 in 2017 and 373 in 2016.

Council endorsed a partnership proposal from the event organisers to continue support for the 2019 Chevron City to Surf for Activ at this month’s Council meeting.

Through the City’s Major Events Sponsorship Scheme Policy, the City will provide $20,000 in-kind support to the event along with $5000 in funding.

Supporting this well-loved event, which brings the community together annually, aligns with Council’s Strategic Community Plan to provide access to fitness and wellbeing programs and support small business. It also achieves Council’s Destination Management Plan objectives to raise the City’s profile as an attractive place to host major events.

Registrations are now open at