The Great Ocean Road is recognised as one of the most scenic drives in the world – with a beautiful stretch of coastline and stunning views that captivate thousands of tourists each year. For one weekend a year, a large section of the road is closed down to accommodate more than 3,500 runners and 10,000 spectators for the world renowned Great Ocean Road Marathon.
Workmates Sam Zalin and Chris Ricketts chose to challenge themselves in this gruelling 42km race and raise funds for cancer research at the same time. When asked why they chose to support the ACRF specifically, they said they both had friends and family whose lives had been impacted by cancer, and wanted to direct their money to an organisation that was “committed to research”. Registered nurse, Kate White also competed in the race in support of cancer research. A staff member at the Oncology Department of Royal Adelaide Hospital, Kate has a personal connection to this very special cause.
Our three incredible supporters were overjoyed by the generosity of their families, friends and colleagues in sponsoring them for the race, and raised a fantastic $6,560 for cancer research. They all finished the race, some quicker than others, but all enjoyed the run.
The ACRF thanks Sam, Chris & Kate for their fabulous support and congratulates them on their huge achievement completing the marathon.
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