Albany City to Surf cancelled indefinitely

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The start of the 2018 Chevron City to Surf 12 kilometre event.
Camera IconThe start of the 2018 Chevron City to Surf 12 kilometre event. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

The Albany City to Surf has been cancelled with organisers laying the blame on declining participation and a tough economic climate.

Sponsored by energy giant Chevron, the City to Surf is the single biggest fundraiser for Activ — the State’s biggest disability service provider.

In a statement on Facebook on Wednesday, organisers said a decision had been made to cancel events in Albany, Busselton and Geraldton.

They would focus on their remaining events in Perth and Karratha.

“We are sorry to say there has been a change for the regional event series and we will not be running Albany, Busselton or Geraldton in 2019,” the statement said.

“Why not? There are a few reasons. We’ve had a decline in participation numbers for these events over the last few years along with the current economic climate in WA which has been challenging.

“This year, we celebrate 45 years of Chevron City to Surf for Activ, so we aim to ensure this event remains sustainable and enjoyable for many generations to come.

“We know this news will be disappointing for many, but we hope to be able to reinvigorate the regional series in the years to come.”

The inaugural Albany City to Surf was held in 2013.

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