Sydney's steepest hill run event Balmoral Burn

Balmoral Burn challengers

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Australia) are committed to supporting the Humpty Dumpty foundation, even if that means spending a Sunday running up one of Sydney’s steepest streets. The Humpty Dumpty Foundation Balmoral Burn originated as a thank you to the Royal North Shore Hospital from former Wallaby captain Phil Kearns AM, after his son Finn received emergency care for suspected meningococcal. Now in its 19th year, the infamous annual community fun run up Awaba Street in Balmoral attracts thousands of individuals who partake or spectate each year. Participants conquer the 420m incline in various age category races, corporate, family and even pet races. This year the event has raised over two million dollars for The Humpty Dumpty Foundation.

Humpty Dumpty hosted a Sponsor’s Dinner on the Friday evening prior to the event, where HCA invited some suppliers to join in celebrating and experiencing the great work of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation. In attendance were a few esteemed guests including TV presenter and commonwealth medallist Johanna Griggs. At the event HCA purchased a Jaundice detector for the Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg Victoria, to be used in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

The rivalry between Revesby and Sydney CSG branches continued this year with a team from each branch entering into the Corporate Relay: Humpy’s Dash. Other companies who took part included our friends at Hitachi Ltd., Coates Hire, Deloitte, LJ Hooker and more. There were some great results this time around, improving on last year’s 9th (1:23) and 15th (1:34) to grab the 4th and 11th positions. The Revesby team came in at 1:16 (a split second from 3rd) after leading for the start of the race and Sydney CSG came in soon after at 1:26. The race was followed by a lunch for Humpy’s corporate sponsors which was more than enough to compensate for the pain endured. A big thanks to all those who got involved and we look forward to participating next year’s event.

HCA steep hill warriors.

Hitachi Balmoral Burn runners
HCA Balmoral Burn team
Taking a breath at Balmoral Burn

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