July 16, 2015
Fitz's Challenge 2015 participant - Owen Finegan
The Kids’ Cancer Project’s Owen Finegan

Choose a challenge to support those fighting their own

Not everyone in life gets to choose their challenge.

On Sunday 25 October 2015, Canberra’s annual long distance cycling event – Fitz’s Challenge, will return and provide participants the chance to choose their challenge from one of five course distances while also raising much needed funds for The Kids’ Cancer Project so the charity can continue to support Australian children fighting their own challenge.

The five course distances on offer to participants in Fitz’s Challenge are 50km, 105km, 165km, 210km and 255km. All courses are set across Canberra’s Brindabella Ranges and enable participants to ride their chosen challenge distance within a supported environment.

One of this year’s Fitz’s Challenge participants is The Kids’ Cancer Project’s CEO, and former Brumbies and Wallaby local Owen Finegan, who will be riding the 165km course in order to support The Kids’ Cancer Project.

“Fitz’s Challenge is a wonderful opportunity for cyclists of all abilities to get involved, test themselves and be out on the road around Canberra’s Brindabella Ranges while helping fund vital medical research into childhood cancer,” said Finegan.

“Since starting with The Kids’ Cancer Project I’ve been inspired by the stories that flood in to the office about every day Australians getting out there to participate in physical challenges and in doing so, raise awareness and funds for medical research into childhood cancer.”

“I felt this was a great opportunity to come back to a community I love and have been a part of for many years, to encourage them to join the battle against childhood cancer and bring hope to children and families affected.”

Fitz’s Challenge was first run in 1989 and has evolved annually since. The event was able to raise close to $35,000 for The Kids’ Cancer Project in 2014 and saw over 1300 cyclists challenging themselves within a supported environment on Canberra’s countryside.

Fitz’s Challenge is organised by Pedal Power ACT, and is an inclusive event open to participants 12 years and older (those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult).

Registrations are now open.