Newborns are winners in the 2018 Coleman Greig challenge

The Westmead Hospital Foundation team who took part in the 2018 Coleman Greig Challenge.

Babies at Westmead Hospital are set to benefit from the 2018 Coleman Greig Challenge after funds were raised for the hospital’s busy birth unit.

About 800 people took part in western Sydney’s largest charity race for children with special needs and newborn care at Parramatta Park today.

The challenge offered a range of walking, running and cycling options while also catering for all fitness levels.

More than 6,000 babies are born at Westmead every year and about 30 per cent require acute and critical care. 

Jana Pittman, a two-time World Champion and four-time Commonwealth champion in athletics, mum and doctor in training is always a strong supporter of the event.

“As a mother, I am proud to support the challenge knowing the combined generosity of participants, sponsors and donors will help children with special needs and the most vulnerable community members in the NICU at Westmead Hospital,” she said

The winners from the event were: 

A Grade Cycling Female

Gold Cyclist – Josie Talbot, Westmead Hospital Foundation

10km Running Male

Gold Runner – James Martin, Macquarie Bank

Silver Runner – Geoff Sheargold, Westmead Hospital Foundation

5km Running Male

Gold Runner – James Chen, Westmead Hospital Foundation

Silver Runner – Alex Clark, Hogan Sprowles

If you would like to donate to help little lives please go to this link: https://colemangreigchallenge2018.gofundraise.com.au/