Dilruk Runs a Half Marathon to Shake It Up for Parkinson’s
Saturday, 27th July 2019

Last Sunday Dilruk Jayasinha took on a half marathon for Shake It Up to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s Research. Parkinson’s is a cause close to Dilruk’s heart after his dad was diagnosed a few years ago, and we thank him for his continued support.

This year Dilruk was announced as an ambassador in Run Melbourne, but after committing to the run, he was invited to the Just for Laughs in Montreal which is an incredible honour. Dilruk wanted to honour his commitment to Run Melbourne and Shake It Up so ran his own race a week earlier in Albert Park.

So last Sunday Dilruk and some of his comedy mates Dave ThorntonKelly Fustuca and Brett Blake joined him to show their support.  They all got right behind the cause and Brett even made a special shout out to his socials where he dared them to donate if they wanted him to run the entire 21km after a rather long night out and no training. His fans didn’t disappoint and Brett completed the challenge which help lift the total raised to over $3600. You can still show your support for Dilruk until the end of the week.

dilruk and friends


If you haven’t listened to the popular podcast that Diruk and Ben Lomas do together called Fit Bet Pod this weeks episode is a great one to tune into. So all their supporters could be part of this challenge Ben seized the opportunity to do their first outside broadcast and jumped on his bike to record to interview Dilruk for the entire run. There were lots of laughs alongside some very big achievements!

Dilruk said, “It was truly an incredible experience and I can’t tell you what a happy chappy it made me. Thank you to everyone who donated.