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From an Early Bath to a Final Bath.......
Many Flingers will have fond memories of The Early Bath from the first 7-8 years. We were out on the course today and wondering, just wondering, whether we should include a Final Bath in 2017. Welcome your thoughts....... ; )
Huge thanks for the great support and enthusiasm since we announced The Final Fling. Entries are flowing in very nicely indeed (and some great add-on donations to Save the Children too)
Here's some words below from Paul Ronalds, CEO of Save the Children Australia:
"Save the Children Australia is very excited to be the charity partner of The Highland Fling mountain bike marathon. The funds we receive from the event will support our work in Australia and overseas, giving children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.
We’re delighted to continue our extremely close relationship with Huw Kingston, founder of Wild Horizons – the organisation behind The Highland Fling. Huw is an Ambassador for Save the Children Australia and our largest ever individual fundraiser, so we are very pleased that he has seen fit to add another layer to this relationship."
THE FINAL FLING
Can we firstly thank you for your patience and kind words of support, whilst we've worked on a decision.
We are excited to let you know we will be holding The Final Fling in 2017, and it's a very worthwhile Fling, as this year it will run as a fundraiser for the superb work Save the Children Australia do supporting families and children in regions of conflict, natural disaster and disadvantage.
Those of you who know Huw, already know he has a strong relationship with Save the Children including working as an Ambassador for the charity. The opportunity to combine further support together with being able to bring one Final Fling to the local community, mountain biking community and sponsors, was a light bulb moment.
Amidst the good news however is some sad news. With the loss of our headline sponsor in 2017 and no replacement on the horizon, the numbers just didn't stack up from a fundraising perspective, and so it is with a very heavy heart we announce that the Bundy Run will not take place in 2017. A huge thank you to all those runners who have supported that event in the past two years.
With the change of focus, there have been some small changes made to the weekend including no Bundanoon Dash/Battle of the Businesses and there will be no prize money on offer for the Highland Fling in 2017. The Kids Fling, Kids Skills Course and other fun and games will continue. We'll keep you updated on merchandise and other event information as we move closer to the weekend.
All details on www.wildhorizons.com.au
Entries now open! Click the link below
We look forward to seeing you at The Final Fling........on 12 November!
Save the Children Australia
Community Meeting re Fling/Bundy Run announcement.....
For anyone in the Highlands region we will be holding a brief meeting at 6.30pm Thursday 13 July in the Supper Room of the Bundanoon Memorial Hall.
The purpose of the meeting is to make an announcement in relation to the 2017 Highland Fling and Bundy Run events and to answer any questions arising.
Future of Highland Fling and Bundy Run
Apologies for the delay here, but we've had a lot happening behind the scenes. Give us a couple more days - we shall be making an announcement on Thursday!
Thanks for your patience.