On September 15th, 2019, the annual Blackmore Sydney Running Festival was held and about 37,000 people signed up for this world-class running race. In ten consecutive years, CCCA Sydney branch organized all members to participate in the cross-bridge running activities. This year, Sydney branch received proactive responses from the member units and formed a team of nearly 500 people to join the competition.
The leaders who attended the race are Consul General Wang Long, Economic and Commercial Section of the Consulate General of China in Sydney, President Chen Zheyu, CCCA Sydney branch, Vice President Lu Ping, CCCA Sydney branch, General Manager Lv Jisheng, CCIC Australia Pty Ltd, General Manager Ye Xuan, China Telecom (Australia) Pty Ltd, General Manager Cao Youmin, China Taiping Insurance Australia Office, General Manager Zhang Yubin, China Southern Airlines Sydney Office. President Chen Zheyu and General Manager Lv Jisheng delivered the speech. President Chen Zheyu was invited by Blackmore to shoot for starting the race. Counsellor Wang Hongbo from Economic and Commercial Section of the Consulate General of China in Sydney, also participated in the competition.
The event was strongly supported by the following companies: Title Sponsor – China Certification & Inspection (Group) Co. Australia Ltd., First Prize Sponsor – China Telecom (Australia) Pty Ltd, Second Prize Sponsor – China Taiping Insurance Group Ltd, Third Prize Sponsor – China Southern Airlines Sydney Office.
Originating in 2001, the Sydney Running Festival with beautiful scenery along the way has become a world famous event attracting more than 30,000 runners from over 66 countries every year. There are 4 events in 2019: Sydney marathon, half marathon, 10km bridge run and 3.5km family fun run. Over $1.6 million charity donations have been received this year, and will be donated to local charities. CCCA actively organizes members to participate in such charity events and encourages Chinese-funded enterprises taking social responsibilities and integrating with Australian community to contribute to the economic cooperation between China and Australia.
The festival enriched the leisure life of members of Sydney branch. In the meantime, it promoted the concept of active exercise and healthy life. The event also passed the message that CCCA as the common home of members is the effective carrier for uniting and cohesive Chinese enterprises in Australia.
CCCA leaders and Blackmore leaders
CCCA group photo