5 reasons to rally your colleagues and Run for Research in 2024

Are you ready to run like a boss and join #TeamACRF?   

  • Are you and your colleagues looking for a fitness challenge in 2024?  
  • Do you want to foster more team building and interdepartmental collaboration?  
  • Does your organisation want to demonstrate their commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and support lifesaving cancer research?  

ACRF’s Run for Research combines fun, fitness and fundraising for organisations and their employees. It’s an opportunity to get your colleagues together to take on a challenge that fuels your passion for fitness, all while supporting brilliant cancer research. We know that running with others can fuel your motivation, elevate your training, and create unforgettable memories with your colleagues as you cross the finish line. 

Here are 5 reasons why you should rally your colleagues and Run for Research, supporting ACRF in 2024: 

  1. Help us back brilliant cancer research: Cancer is an important cause to support. 2 in 5 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and the other 3 will be closely impacted by a diagnosis. By fundraising for Australian Cancer Research Foundation, you’re helping us connect Australia’s best cancer researchers with the technology and equipment they need to supercharge their impact.  
  1. Team building and camaraderie: Participating in a charity run fosters a sense of camaraderie and teamwork. What sets running apart from other team-building activities is the opportunity to interact and connect with colleagues in different positions and departments to achieve a common goal. Training together, setting goals, and supporting each other during the run can strengthen bonds within your team, leading to better collaboration and morale in the workplace. 
  1.  Fitness challenge for all abilities: Whether you are new to running and taking your first steps towards a healthier lifestyle, or a seasoned athlete pushing your limits, every stride you take makes a difference. Each event offers a variety of distances to cater for everyone in your team. See a list of national events you can join here.  
  1. Support from ACRF: Our team is here to support you and your colleagues from the minute you sign up to the moment you cross the finish line. We can provide support by creating your team page, providing a helpful ACRF toolkit with communication templates to assist with recruiting members to join your team, fundraising incentives, and a dedicated ACRF team member to support your team. 
  1. Your workplace can match your donations and double your impact: Many companies will support their employees by the matching donations you receive to your team fundraising page. When organisations support causes their employees care about, it enhances morale and fosters a sense of pride in the workplace.

Reach out to our team today to see how easy it is to get your team running. Have any questions? Email corporate@acrf.com.au.