Pan Pacific Perth Continues Partnership with Chevron City to Surf for Activ

For the second consecutive year, Pan Pacific Perth returns as the official hotel sponsor for the 2013 Chevron City to Surf for Activ on Sunday 25 August. Touted the richest road race in the Southern Hemisphere with an $82,000 prize pool, this event attracts both international and local elite athletes with over 45,000 anticipated participants.

Celebrating 39 years, the Chevron City to Surf for Activ is Western Australia‟s largest community event, raising money for the Activ Foundation, one of WA‟s leading community organisations that provides services and support to people with disability. This year‟s event will offer various runs including the marathon, half marathon, 12km walk/run or a 4km walk/run with a wheelchair category.

General Manager of Pan Pacific Perth, Grant Raubenheimer commented, “Pan Pacific Perth is excited to once again be on board as the official hotel sponsor for the Chevron City to Surf for Activ. This partnership resonates strongly with our Pan Pacific brand promise, which is very much focused on creating meaningful and refreshing experiences not only for our guests but also for our staff and local partners. The Chevron City to Surf for Activ is a great way to showcase this beautiful city while raising money for a much worthy cause. This year, a number of our hotel associates will be involved in the run including myself and Glenn Shoebridge, Director of Sales and Marketing. I am hoping to learn some tips from the talented elite athletes staying and dining at our hotel and improve on my time from last year.”

With the hotel located near the starting line, Pan Pacific Perth offers spectacular views of the race as the expected 45,000 participants head off at 6am on Sunday 25 August to run from Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre to City Beach Oval. As the official hotel sponsor, Pan Pacific Perth has also unveiled a series of unique offers in the lead up to the event:

Fitness Pack
For the first 50 hotel bookings from now until 16 August, guests will receive a complimentary fitness amenity pack which includes a hand towel, Chevron City to Surf for Activ running map and a bottle of water.

City to Surf Dinner
Dine with the elite athletes and fuel up on carbs before the big run at Montereys Restaurant. The restaurant will hold a City to Surf inspired dinner buffet on the eve of the marathon, Saturday 24 August, for $65 per person including seafood.

Bed and Breakfast Package
For those who want to be close to the action, Pan Pacific Perth is offering a relaxing night‟s stay from only $169 per night or take advantage of the Bed and Breakfast Package from $199 per night. Bookings are subject to room availability and this offer is valid for stays from 23-25 August 2013.

Revitalise Station
From Thursday 22nd August until Sunday 25th August, Pan Pacific Perth will also launch a City to Surf „pop-up‟ revitalise station in the hotel lobby. Energy packed smoothies, delicious fresh fruit, bran muffins and homemade banana bread will help prepare our athletes, in-house guests and visitors of the hotel for the big day.

Pan Pacific Perth‟s award winning restaurant Origins will be holding its famous High Tea during the City to Surf weekend on Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 2pm. Early bookings are recommended for this busy weekend.



The City to Surf for Activ is Activ’s major fundraising event. Now in its 39th year it has become the second largest officially timed race in the Southern Hemisphere with over 45,000 participants in 2012.

For 38 years the Perth City to Surf has been an icon of the Western Australian sporting calendar, capturing the hearts of tens of thousands of people. The state government and event stakeholders fully endorse this event and have been helping to promote its virtues as a charity fundraising event, as well as the biggest community sporting event in the state, for many years. Their ongoing support helps to foster an event that is the envy of all with respect to the goodwill it creates within the broader community of Perth and Western Australia.

The traditional 12km event has evolved over the years and the carnival now includes a Marathon, Half Marathon, 12km run/walk and the 4km run/walk/wheelchair.

The introduction of the Marathon course in 2009 brought an influx of elite professional athletes from around Australia and the world keen to pick up the substantial prize money on offer. The course, which runs past key Perth landmarks, has been dubbed 'the most beautiful marathon in the world'. The Perth City to Surf Marathon has been touted as the richest road race in Australia and the richest Marathon in the Southern Hemisphere with an $82,000 prize pool on offer.

The Perth City to Surf for Activ is truly a unique running carnival and one that will remain on the Perth sporting calendar for many generations to come.

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