FAQs

WHAT ON EARTH? 

Yes! You heard right. Canberra, Santas, Speedos…. July. On the last Sunday in July the 6th annual Santa Speedo Shuffle will be on again and this year we are hoping to get 200 brave souls to strip down to their speedos, don a Santa hat and Shuffle  for 65 mins around Lake Burley Griffin, central basin in Canberra. It’s all for a good cause to raise big funds and awareness for local families living with cystic fibrosis. 

I’M CONFIDENCE! WHEN, WHERE, HOW?

Great! Sunday 30th July 2017. From 10am at Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club

Registrations are open NOW and close on the 30th June. It is free to sign up, however Santas in teams of up to 6 must raise a minimum of $2,000, solo Santa’s must raise a minimum of $500. You then get a uniform and lunch on the big day. 

WHAT IS CYSTIC FIBROSIS?

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited recessive genetic disorder that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. People with CF develop an abnormal amount of excessively thick and sticky mucus within the lungs, airways and the digestive system. The mucus causes impairment of the digestive functions of the pancreas and traps bacteria in the lungs resulting in recurrent infections which lead to irreversible damage.
Management and treatment of CF is lifelong, ongoing and relentless. There is no day off from CF. A person with CF may consume 40-60 capsules daily to help digest food and may need to do up to three hours of airway clearance each day. This is all before they even start their normal daily activities like going to school or work.

People with CF are not encouraged to socialise with each other. The risk of cross- infection and exacerbation of lung conditions is too great. CF can be a lonely existence.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

Giving local families living with cystic fibrosis the chance to grow old together.

Funds raised will supply essential medical equipment, vitamins, nutritional supplements, physical health grants and educational resources to our community.

The cost of living with cystic fibrosis is between $3,000-30,000 each year. Treatment starts from diagnosis (usually 2 weeks from birth) and become more intensive as your age. Funds raised provide essential items, prescribed by their medical team such as;

  • Annual vitamin supplies – $150-300
  • Nutritional supplement – $100 a week
  • Nebulisers to administer daily medications – $1,400
  • Replacement parts – $600 every 6 months
  • Sport and recreational programs and equipment – $250-1,000+

ARE DONATIONS TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

YES! Cystic Fibrosis ACT is a registered charity with deductible gift recipient status, so any donation of $2 or more is fully tax-deductible.
(Please note activities where there is a material benefit are not tax deductible such as registration for the family fun run, christmas luncheon tickets, raffles and auction items.)

REGISTRATION

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REGISTER?

Entry for the Santa Speedo Shuffle is free to all participants. However, each team (max 6 Santa’s) must raise a minimum of $2,000 by 9am on the day of the event.
Registrations close on June 30.

Entry for our Christmas in July Fun Run is:

  • $35 per adult (over 18)
  • $15 (12 under)
  • Free 5yrs and under
    *You can register for this event up to the day.

HOW DO I JOIN/START A TEAM?

  1. Click Register Now above for Santa Registrations. Choose your gender (for Speedo fit) and enter your details. During this stage you can either ‘Create or Join a Team’.
  2. If you’re a team, insert your team name and the e-mail addresses of anyone you would like to be on the team. They will be e-mailed asking them to join your team.

If you forget to list an e-mail in this space, don’t worry! Anyone who wasn’t included will be able to search for your team name and join when they sign up. Just make sure you let any latecomers know what your team name is.

Remember Santa Speedo Shufflers must be registered before June 30.

WHAT’S IN THE UNIFORM AND WHEN WILL I GET IT?

There are two Santa uniform pick-ups –

  1. Wednesday 19th July 2017 5pm-9pm
  2. Wednesday 26th July 2017 5pm-9pm

Pick up is at the CFACT office, 3/30-36 Woolley Street, Dickson ACT 2602. Above LJ Hooker Dickson.

Head Santa will be in touch so you can confirm your pick up time. Otherwise, you can collect your uniform on the day.

DONATIONS

WHERE DO I SEND CHEQUES?

Cheques can be made payable to Cystic Fibrosis ACT.  After entering the cheque as an “offline donation” on your fundraising page, post it to:

Head Santa
Cystic Fibrosis ACT
PO Box 909
Civic Square ACT 2608

If you collect donations contact Head Santa for a manual fundraising kit that will include a Sponsor sheet and receipt book. These donations can be added to your fundraising page too, but you will need to bring the kit and monies on the day and our Elves will sign off on your funds raised. Please note: all funds added to the online page must be returned to Cystic Fibrosis ACT.

HOW MUCH MONEY DO I NEED TO RAISE?

Santa teams (up to 6) are required to raise a minimum of $2,000. Check out our tools section for hints and tips on how to reach your goal!

If you register as an individual for the Santa Speedo Shuffle you need to raise a minimum of $500.

SHUFFLE DAY

WHAT SHOULD I BRING ON RACE DAY?

Friends and family to capture evidence!

But don’t forget your Santa uniform. Your Santa hat will be given to you at the venue. You will also get a bag to put your gear in. Our elves are able to look after your items while you shuffle.

I DON’T SHUFFLE, I SPRINT?

Whether you are donning your speedos or running in your own outfit you can run at your own pace, but the event is not a race and there are no winners.

If you’re competitive, why not direct your ambitions towards your fundraising.

ARE SPECTATORS ALLOWED IN THE VENUE?

Spectators are encouraged to join us at the Yacht Club. You can have lunch at the Snapper Cafe, enjoy the markets in the marquee and we even have a few surprises for you.

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

We shuffle rain, hail or shine. Head Santa will make a decision on the day if the route needs to be altered. However, if there is a weather emergency we will act accordingly.

Either way we will have a great day and great location. But keep up to date on Facebook

WHAT TIME DO WE ARRIVE? WHAT TIME IS THE RUN? AND WHERE?

Registrations and Santa check-in starts at 10am. We will start to warm-up from about 10.30am.

The Christmas Fun Run will head off first at 10.45am and our Santa Shufflers will follow at 11am.

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THE SOUTHERN CROSS LUNCH CRUISE?

This is the best vantage point to watch the Santa Shuffle as you cruise Lake Burley Griffin. You will need to board the CSCC Yacht at 10.45am and will enjoy food, wine and soft music from the warmth at the same time Santa’s are shuffling. You are scheduled to arrive back at the Yacht Club around 12.30pm. Your Santa will have returned and finished there lunch by this time too.

IS THERE PARKING?

Parking is available at the Canberra Southern Cross Club and surrounding car parks. Please ensure you allow time to park and walk to the venue.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?

Of course!  Your dog can join us on the shuffle and fun run, just know that they won’t be allowed inside the venue and must always be on a lead. It is also essential for you to clean up them too.