Our nations capital got active on April 9th for the inaugural Australian Running Festival. Seven ACRF supporters got involved in this community event with 5km, 10km, half, full and ultra marathon events.
Each supporter had their own personal motivations for taking on this challenge. For some it was their first time and they wanted to support a worthy cause, for others it was about improving their lifestyle and inspiring others. For many it was a personal loss of family and friends to cancer that led them to supporting cancer research, with some feeling that “running a marathon is nothing compared to what these people have been through”. They know that cancer affects 1 in 3 Australians and can affect anyone, and set about showing their support for those battling cancer and hoping to “do my little bit to help”.
Race day went well, with more than 3500 people taking part across the various events. Many of our supporters ran personal bests and were happy about their results, both in the race and in their fundraising.
The foundation would like to extend a huge thank you to all our runners and their supporters for the generous $2000 raised from the run! Thank you and congratulations Alana, Alison, Andre, Erica, Matt, Paul and Renee – best of luck for your next runs as well!