Run For A Good Cause
Since the start of the Six Foot Track Marathon, back in 1984, all proceeds were given to the NSW Rural Fire Service, not only because it is a volunteer organisation that does a good service for the safety of the community, but because they provide all the logistical help on the day, and the run would just not happen without their assistance.
In recent years, the race has generally managed to raise over $40,000, with 2018 being a record-breaking $73,915
Although the race is run along the Six Foot Track, no money had been spent by the race between 1984 and 2000 on the upkeep of the Track itself. In 2001, as the race became more popular, it was felt that there was a need to balance the demands the runners make on the environment with the upkeep and maintenance of the track. The Race Committee agreed to ask for donations for the Six Foot Track Heritage Trust, a voluntary organisation that helps with the upkeep and maintenance of the track. For a number of years after 2001, donations of approximately $7000 were made to the Six Foot Track Heritage Trust. The funds have been used for various projects : installation of decomposing toilets, water tanks, updated styles, signs, notice boards and upkeep of camping grounds. The Six Foot Track Marathon now pays an annual fee, determined by NSW Department of Lands, in lieu of a donation.
The race is a fundraiser for the Rural Fire Service Blue Mountains Division, so please help us to raise some money by asking friends, family & work colleagues to donate money for you effort - raise more than a sweat.