Racing from sharks to sheep

24 March 2017
Keep an eye out for Benjamin Webster this weekend who will be swimming, running and riding in his first 360km non-stop Ultra-Triathlon from Sydney to Yass with the aim of raising $50,000 for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Starting at Bondi Beach, Benjamin will swim to Watsons Bay, then ride to Canberra and run to Yass, his home town.

As a parent himself, Ben is really motivated by making a difference to children’s lives across New South Wales: “Having a young child, I know what other parents go through and I know how important it is to have access to quality healthcare, no matter where you are."

“I am raising funds for the families who at times have to give up their jobs, move to the city or be removed from their families to care for their sick children.”

Every year, more than 61,500 sick and injured children from around NSW are cared for by Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. More than 70% of the children cared for come from outside our local area and 50% are from rural and regional NSW.

The Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation supports the Hospital to purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment, support life-saving services and undertake medical and child health research.

Benjamin’s bike, supplied to him by Trek Bike Australia, will be auctioned after the event with proceeds also going to the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.

To track Benjamin’s progress you can follow him on Instagram (@sharkstosheep) and to donate visit Benjamin’s event page.

Benjamin Webster - Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation

Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation raises funds for Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick , The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Bear Cottage, the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS NSW) and Kids Research