Melbourne Marathon

ACRF supporter Claire Atley was among a milestone group of runners at the Melbourne Marathon on Sunday October 10th 2010, the first Australian marathon to ever have more than 5000 people compete over the 42 km course.

Claire chose to support cancer research as part of her marathon challenge in memory of her aunt who sadly passed away from cancer, and in support of her father who recently had surgery for prostate cancer. She hoped friends and family would dig deep for a cause she feels very strongly about.

Despite some nerves before race day, Claire powered through the event, finishing in 4hrs, 1 minute & 33 seconds – a fantastic effort! No doubt motivated by surprise support from some family who drove more than 2 hours to be there to cheer her on!

Thank you Claire and all your supporters for raising more than $740 for cancer research! And our warmest congratulations on your amazing achievement in completing the marathon!

Read more on raising funds for cancer research in sporting events.