The Civic2Surf was created in 2011 by five ANU students who ran 340km from Canberra to Bondi Beach, Sydney in one week to raise awareness for youth mental health.

Following this event, the profile of Civic2Surf dramatically increased within the ANU Community and many more students wanted to become involved. In 2012, Civic2Surf changed the 340km journey to a relay format, allowing the involvement of more than 60 participants.

Civic2Surf continues to expand with rising success and popularity.

In 2016 Civic2Surf took place on the first weekend of September with over 60 participants running through ankle deep water, torrential rain and muddy fields, all to smash the stigma around mental health.

There are many ways you can get involved, from taking part in the run, becoming a sponsor, to cheering the guys over the finish line at Bondi.

Stay up to date on the Civic2Surf Facebook page.