Runners raise thousands for men’s health | Photos

This year’s Run for Dad, the annual Father’s Day fundraiser, raised just shy of $8000 for men’s health and prostate cancer awareness.

The proceeds from the event, which attracted 229 registrations, will go towards a new Bendigo Community Health Services men’s health clinic and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

“We were really happy with the turnout given the cold and threatening weather conditions on the day,” Run for Dad spokesman Keith MacDonald said.

Mr MacDonald said organisers received positive feedback from participants, who reported they enjoyed the exercise, the atmosphere, the opportunity to dress up and have fun, and the mateship.

“One person wrote: ‘I honestly thought it was a terrifically well run and supported event and we have been to a lot. Well done to you all’,” he said.

“A lot of effort goes into putting the day on and it’s very rewarding to see people getting so much out of the event. It’s wonderful.”

Entries for next year’s event will soon open. For more information, visit