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The Sydney Morning Herald (2004)
Latest role has Collette on the run
July 25, 2004 | Written by Heather Quinlan
An Australian movie favourite since her standout 1994 role in Muriel's Wedding, Toni Collette is now lending her support to another Australian icon, Sydney's The Sun-Herald City to Surf. Collette will lead a Greenpeace team of more than 100 people in the run on Sunday, August 8. The internationally renowned actor will be joined by several fellow celebrities running or walking on behalf of Greenpeace, including Lonely Planet travel publishing co-founder Tony Wheeler and Julian Morrow and Chas Licciardello of ABC-TV's CNNNN and satirical newspaper The Chaser. "I am joining the Greenpeace team to show my support and have a bit of fun at the same time," Collette said.

"Greenpeace does an important job in protecting our environment. I'd urge everyone to get out there and do something simple and enjoyable for the planet." All members of the Greenpeace City to Surf team will wear T-shirts bearing the slogan "Running On Renewable Energy" and will be sponsored to raise funds for the environmental organisation. It is the first time Greenpeace has been involved in The Sun-Herald City to Surf and is part of the group's commitment to "talk to people at a local level", said special projects co-ordinator Holly Wheeler. "We've seen a lot of evidence in Australia that people want to give to a charity while doing something fun and with the City to Surf we can do exactly that."

To be a sponsored runner or walker for Greenpeace in this year's City to Surf, see http://www.greenpeace.org.au or phone 1800 815 151. Time is running out to enter The Sun-Herald City to Surf, with only two weeks to go. Please note that there will be NO late entries on Sunday August 8 - all entries must be received before race day. For contestants 18 years and over, you can enter on the race website at http://www.sunherald.com.au/city2surf. You can also enter at the temporary Sun-Herald City 2 Surf shop, which opens on Monday August 2 in the Marconi Room at the Sydney Town Hall (entry via Druitt Street). For the first time The Sun-Herald City to Surf is offering free entry to children aged under five years. Just remember to fill in an entry form for them so they receive a time and a medal at the finish.

The Sun-Herald City to Surf is proudly sponsored by Network Ten, Radio 2GB, HSBC, New Balance and smart and supported by Gatorade and the Sheraton on the Park, Sydney.