25 Memorable Moments
Domestic Charity Events

At Sold Out Events, we love producing large-scale international events, but for this month’s 25 memorable moments countdown, we’re focussing on two of our favourite events which are a little closer to home and both for good causes.


 #19 – Splash Marathon Swim

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A gruelling nine-hour relay swim at Sutherland Shire’s outdoor pool, the Splash Marathon Swim was a popular charity event which ran for 12 years mainly throughout the 90s and raised more than $1 million for the Children’s Cancer Institute (CCIA).

This community project was the brainchild of Sold Out Events’ founder Wayne B. Staunton and was developed purely as a community event. It was not about who could set the fastest lap time or swim for the longest amount of time. The only prizes awarded were to the highest fundraisers.

This event was run as a not-for-profit project with upwards of 20 teams taking part each year including friends, families, adults and children. All participated in the relay swim and a whole host of activities and challenges throughout the day to raise funds and entertain the crowds.

Splash Marathon was attended by many Australian sporting celebrities over the years, and the event was so loved that it grew into multiple events which were run simultaneously in Penrith and Noosa.

Because of Wayne’s dedication to raising substantial funds and his tireless work on the Splash event, Sold Out Events was named as a lifetime benefactor of the CCIA.


#18 – Royal Bank of Canada’s Race for the Kids

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Race For The Kids (RFTK) is a series of 15 charitable runs supporting children’s causes in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Kuala Lumpur, United Kingdom, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados and the United States. 

In Australia, the fun run takes place at Sydney Park, St. Peters, and participants have the choice of two events, a 2km or 5km distance.

Each year, the goal of RFTK is to raise over $100,000 for Ronald McDonald House Randwick (RMHR) with funds helping RMHR make a home away from home for seriously ill children and their families.

Sold Out Events has delivered this event on behalf of Royal Bank Canada in Australia and its Australian Charity Partner since 2016. From signage and event management to staffing and logistics to equipment hire and stakeholder management, the Sold Out Events’ team is proud to deliver this growing charity event year-on-year.