Balmoral Burn Wrap Up 2017

The Humpty team would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all those who participated in and supported the 2017 Humpty Dumpty Balmoral Burn. This year’s 17th annual Balmoral Burn has made a significant difference to children’s hospitals and health services across Australia. 

The fundraising weekend commenced with the annual Friday night Sponsors’ Dinner and was followed up on Sunday with the Humpty Dumpty Balmoral Burn fun-run.  Created by Wallaby great Phil Kearns AM, this family-friendly event was attended by approximately 10,000 people from across Sydney. 

With a 420 metre race category that suits every member of the family including the pet bird, cat or dog, the Balmoral Burn also includes a high intensity obstacle challenge, ‘Hill of Hurt’ and is held on the last Sunday of May each year.  

Thus far this year’s event has raised over $2.5million with donations continuing to be made, making the 2017 Humpty Dumpty Balmoral Burn fundraising efforts a record achievement.  Over its 17 years, the Humpty Dumpty Balmoral Burn has raised over $30 million to make a difference to Australian children’s hospitals and health services. 

Media and sporting identities and celebrities including Adam Goodes, Michael O’Loughlin, Richard Wilkins, Angela Bishop, Jude Bolton, Ed Phillips, Amber Sherlock, Maz Compton, Scott Gooding and Vanessa O’Hanlon joined Humpty Dumpty Balmoral Burn creator Phil Kearns AM made their way up Awaba Street in support of the annual event now in its 17th year. 

This year the race day event attracted 82 corporate teams and 120 school teams that took up the challenge of the 420 metre stretch of Mosman’s Awaba St.  The Queenwood School for Girls entered a record-breaking 58 teams.

The Head of the Hill Senior Boys Relay was won by Sydney Church of England Grammar School at 6 minutes 18 seconds and the Head of the Hill Senior Girls Relay was won by one Abbotsleigh Private Girls School at 7 minutes 39 seconds. 

The winners of the Hill of Hurt obstacle challenge were John Denovne and Charly Rose Iron. 

The Para Burn race was won by Luke Bailey at five minutes 56 seconds. 

In the elite invitational female ‘Queen of the Hill’ category, Anneliese Rubie took out first place with a time of 1 minute 38 seconds. James Gurr ran a record breaking 1 minute 18 seconds to win the elite male ‘King of the Hill’ race.

An extra special thank you to those Good Eggs who went above and beyond and joined Humpty’s 420 Fundraising Challenge!

“The results from this year’s Humpty Dumpty Balmoral Burn once again demonstrate that community spirit is alive and well – now in our 17th year, the event has grown so much over the years and we intend to ensure it continues to get bigger and better each year.  Every person that takes part in our fundraising weekend – from our Friday night Sponsors’ Dinner guests to the participants that have come along today, each one has helped us make a difference to the medical outcomes of children in hospitals and health services across Australia.  On behalf of the children in hospitals, their families and the medical professionals that use this equipment, I say thank you – your generosity means so much and I hope to see you back on the hill in 2018,” said Founder and Executive Chairman of Humpty Dumpty Foundation, Paul Francis OAM. 

Thank you again and we hope to see everyone at the 2018 Balmoral Burn on 27 May, 2018

View the full 2017 Balmoral Burn photo gallery here