Beat the clock to break the cycle of disadvantage

15 February 2017

Race for Change

15 February 2017 – The Benevolent Society’s Race for Change is helping to break the cycle of disadvantage once again this May with the super fast team money-raising race which benefits The Benevolent Society’s programs. The race takes place once again in Sydney.

What is the Race for Change? It’s The Benevolent Society’s team cycling fundraising event that’s been going on since 2013, raising money for a variety of The Benevolent Society’s programs.

The venue will be:

  • Sydney, Friday, 26 May 2017 at Sydney International Regatta Centre.

For serious cyclists, it’s the time to get our there and challenge yourself – it’s the chance to take minutes off your personal biking best to improve young Australian lives alongside your team members. For those less competitive, form a team, get on the track and put young Australians back on track. Raise money for The Benevolent Society to help in your local area.

A number of teams including “The Breakaway” have been racing in Race for Change since its inception. Stephen Hawkins of Fort Street Advisors (Capital raising and management) rides in team “Jamaica Blue”.

Says Steve, “For me, Race for Change ticks all the boxes of a great event – the course and race structure make it a great day out for cyclists of all levels, while at the same time, we raise funds for one of Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisations. Having done several, I’m ready for the next!”

Register now. The cost is $750 to register a team of five and the aim is for each team to raise at least $5,000.

Remember, it’s a race, not just a ride. Be focussed.

Check out the website to register: or find us on Facebook: 


For more information, please contact Melanie King, Manager Media Relations, The Benevolent or 02 8262 3547

Notes to editors: Riders from previous races available for interview

About The Benevolent Society

The Benevolent Society is Australia’s first charity, working as a catalyst for social change for over 200 years. The Benevolent Society provides quality services in the areas of Child and Family Support and Assistance, and assisting older people and Australians with disability  to age well and live a healthy life, staying in their homes wherever possible. For more information, please visit, on Facebook/thebenevolentsociety or on Twitter - @benevolentAU