Fitzy's 5 Fun Run

By Josh Teakle

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I’ve taken a stand against blood cancer.


Park 10, North Adelaide - 8:30am

Adelaide's PREMIER 5km FUN RUN, combines with the State Road 5km Championships!

Get your blood pumping and have a go at this year's Fitzy's 5 Fun Run.

With the City-Bay Fun Run just two weeks later (September 18, 2022) Fitzy's 5 is the perfect lead up event, or a great chance to jog alongside a friend, set a PB, or even win a State Title! 

The Fun Run will be held in North Adelaide's Park 10 'Uni Loop'. 

This is a fast, flat, road surface the whole way around Park 10, so this is the place to set an amazing PB.

To win a State Title you must be a Member of Athletics SA


David “Fitzy” Fitzsimons was one of Australia’s leading distance runners in the 1970’s. Renowned for being able to push himself to the point of absolute exhaustion, the stories about Fitzy are as legendary as his racing feats.

Fitzy won 8 Australian Championships over 5000m and 10000m, including the double on 3 occasions. A dual Olympian, an Olympic finalist over 10000m, a 6th placing in the 1974 Commonwealth Games and a bronze medal over 5000m at the 1977 World Cup made Dave Fitzsimons one of the greats.

A proud South Australian, Fitzy had a lively sense of humour and was a devoted husband and proud father. Forever a picture of fitness, sadly, Fitzy was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. As tenacious and determined as Fitzy was, even he couldn’t beat this opponent and tragically, he passed away on September 7, 2008 at the age of 58.

My Achievements

Congrats! You've hit your goal!

$80 raised - you've given a family a night of emergency accommodation!

You've covered genetic testing!

You've given a family a whole weeks accommodation near treatment

$1,000 raised - you've made a tube gene test with state-of-the-art-technology possible

You've covered 3 months of lab costs for vital blood cancer research

You've fund life changing research for 3 months

Thank you to my Supporters


Alessandra Perna


Anna Cooter


Jennie Shaw

Hoping for a great event Sept 4


Kate Fitzsimons