The country’s capital was out running on April 14th & 15th as part of the Australian Running Festival. Across the 5 events of the weekend ranging from 5km to the Ultra Marathon, 16 people were running for cancer research.
When asked why they chose to run for cancer research, many revealed personal motivations from the impact of cancer in their lives. From loved ones who had been lost, to supporting those currently fighting cancer they believed that the funds they raised “will truly help find a cure to this horrible disease”.
The weekend was “fresh” but produced great weather for the runs with a record number of 5,000 participants getting involved in the events for causes they were passionate about. Despite some feeling the pressure and struggling through their races, the runners for cancer research had great races, with many smashing their goals and that wonderful sense of personal achievement crossing the finish line.
An outstanding $9,700 was raised from our Australian Running Festival competitors and their generous supporters – our highest ever amount for this running festival! Special thanks to highest fundraiser Stuart Dietz bringing in a massive $2,800! Thanks to all our runners – Adrian, Alese, Brad, Bridie, Damian, Elise, Jennifer, Lachlan, Lisa, Nathan, Nigel, Nikita, Peter, Stuart, Tracy & Virginia.
Looking forward to seeing you all out there for the 2013 Australian Running Festival – for more information on upcoming running events across Australia, check out our sporting events for cancer research page.