Locals to run a marathon in sumo suits for charity

FORGET the lycra, 40 competitors are set to don a sumo suit and together run a marathon, all in the name of two local charities.

This Sunday, 16 February, scores of von Bibra staff members will line up at the Sumo Family Fun Day at Evandale Parklands and run 1km in a Sumo Suit until a full 42kms has been completed.

Each runner has been raising money for Bravehearts and the Animal Welfare League QLD.


Volunteering Gold Coast is encouraging the community to show their support on the day by helping out across the numerous positions available on the day.

“We are seeking the assisting of those only needing to help out for 2-3 hour shifts, so the rest of the time is theirs to enjoy wondering around the parkland,” Georgie Crane of Volunteering Gold Coast said.

For more information regarding volunteering for The Sumo Family Fun Day please contact Volunteering Gold Coast on 07 5526 0688 or visit www.VolunteeringGC.org.au.