‘Run That Track’ celebrates fifth season
Run that Track is a charity event run in partnership with UBS, raising money for a good cause and affording those involved in races such as the 2014 Australian Grand Prix an opportunity to let their hair down and have a little fun.
The concept is very simple – if you’re a member of the F1 community (i.e you carry a Bernie pass around the world), and you run the track during an F1 event, you can submit your lap time to the runthattrack.info website; and for each submission you make, UBS will make a charitable donation on your behalf.
This weekend the event is entering it’s 5th season, having raised a total of $862,100 for the Make a Wish Foundation so far – with an eye to take that figure beyond the six-figure mark before the year is out. It’s taking place tonight at Albert Park, 9.45pm!The team behind the event explain that it all started out as “a bit of a prank”, and that the idea was cooked up over a few drinks sometime during the 2009 F1 season. Several more bars later, the idea had grown into a plan – that being to take the simply peaceful and individual activity of running around the F1 tracks to a ridiculously crazy and completely over the top F1 level where competition and performance could be scrutinised and analysed (and strange conclusions drawn) by people who really should be doing other things.