Run Melbourne is a huge community fitness event drawing competitors from all across Victoria, and even some from other states, to take part in the 5km, 10km or half marathon through Melbourne.
A staggering 17,665 runners turned out on Sunday 18th July to a beautifully sunny day ready to race in the “fitness event for everyone”.
More than 400 of those competitors were taking part in support of cancer research, the biggest group we’ve ever had supporting the Foundation, and together they raised more than $34,000!
The participants supporting cancer research in the 2010 Run Melbourne came from a wide variety of ages, backgrounds & fitness levels, each with different stories about why they chose to run the event and support cancer research. Some were survivors of cancer themselves or currently fighting their cancer, while others wanted to celebrate the remission of those close to them or to show support for family/friends currently fighting the disease. A number of participants work in the cancer support industry, while others just wanted to raise awareness and do their bit for a good cause. And, of course, there were a large number running to honour the memory of loved ones who had sadly lost their battle.
Cancer research supporters felt their efforts would help others, change the world, and hopefully bring a brighter future for upcoming generations.
These fantastic supporters came out in droves and some ran fabulous times, others took a more leisurely approach with their families, and some just enjoyed the sights and cheering from onlookers.
The Foundation would like to thank each and every one of our amazing Run Melbourne participants – you did a phenomenal job and we are so grateful for your support.
Thank you to Adrian Monk, Ahmad Zarei, Alan Long, Alejandro Velasquez, Alex Dawe, Alex Matthews, Alexander Baker, Alexandra McLeod, Ali Juma, Alice Urquhart, Alistair Howell, Alistair Tait, Allison Efthimiou, Amanda Humphreys, Amanda Jones, Amanda Moroney, Amilia Majid, Andrea Curtis, Andrew Billing, Andrew Capp, Andrew Ellis, Andrew Harte, Andrew Macaulay, Andrew Puls, Andrew Spinks, Anesti Steryos, Angela Fowler, Angela Hatzis, Angela Lacey, Angie Petropoulos, Anita Connor, Anna Bortignon, Anna Dunstan, Anna Englin, Annalisa Cercone, Antoinette Attard, Antonio Pellicano, Antony Moretto, Arlette Fisher, Ashlee Shacklock, Barb Hille, Barbara Scott, Beatrice Blume, Ben Wynne, Ben Hales, Ben Kowalski, Ben Spencer, Benjamin Wood, Bianca van de Weg, Bill Windsor, Brad Atkinson, Brad Miller, Brad Smith, Brandon Huynh, Breanna Rentsch, Bree Wimbush, Brenda Kingston, Brian Hamersfeld, Brianna Wood, Bridget & James McLennan, Brittany Janes, Cairin Conway, Cait Byrne, Cameron & Dasa Blair, Cameron Nguyen, Cameron Pegg, Candida Baskcomb, Carla Gilbert, Carlos Llopart, Carolina Vidarte, Caroline Cox, Caroline Harkin, Casey Irvine, Catherine Sullivan, Catherine Thorne, Chantal Arentz, Chelsea McGrath-Rafferty, Chris Allen, Chris Sage, Chris Schultz, Christine Eckhardt, Christine Roberts, Christine Wells, Christophe Mallet, Christopher Grey, Christopher Millen, Christopher Townshend, Ciaran Barry, Clarke Bull, Courtney Rowland, Damian McLindon, Damien Boulton, Damien Meunier, Dana Lloyd, Daniel Harrison, Daniel Sankey, Daniel Steadman, Danielle Avery, Danielle Bartholomeusz, Danielle Edwards, Danielle Silvestre, Danielle Turner, Danny Files, Danny Walk, Darren Feltus, Daryl Hackett, David Allen, David Cross, David Flatman, David Marshall, David Quigley, David Rath, Dawn Goumas, Deborah Connell, Denis Kelleher, Des Benger, Di Morton, Dileepa Diyagama, Dinesh Vaghela, Dionne Jolly, Eddie Anastasi, Elizabeth Cahill, Elizabeth Mcdonald, Emily Becker, Emily Emmerson, Emily Rentsch, Emma Ogilvie, Emma Pattison, Esther Hume, Eugene Ryan, Fiona Chapman, Franklin Chan, Gaby Hollins, George Vassos, Georgie Prittie, Gerald Cong Xie, Gerard Coutts, Gina Carosi, Giuseppe De Vincenzo, Giuseppe Sette, Glenn Ong, Grace Lee, Greg Osborn, Gregory Hibbert, Gwen Scheffer, Hazel Masters, Helen Sanders, Helene Redding, Howard Kelly, Ian Bate, Ilana Sztal-Susman, Indira Setia Putri, Jacinta Shaw, Jacinta Spadon, Jack Wang, Jai Robertson, Jaime Ireland, James Bullock, James Cunningham, James Lau, Jane Whiteman, Jane & Lucy Kenny, Jane Baxter-swale, Janene Coutts, Janet Wardlaw, Janine Bennett, Janine Reid, Jasmin Chua, Jason Whakaari, Jed Comand, Jeffrey Moon, Jenna Lawry, Jenni Longden, Jennifer Glynn, Jeremy Davis, Jerry Papaluca, Jescelyn Mendoza, Jesse Lynch, Jessica Cotter, Jessica Hartsilver, Jim Mellas, Jo Stagg, Joanna Owen, Joanne Johns, Jodie Hall, Joe Calderone, John De Britto, John Opie, Jonathan Kahanoff, Jorge Lopez, Joseph Papaluca, Joseph Di Natale, Joseph Drentin, Josephina Cairns, Josephine Fletcher, Julie Meneghini, Julie Redpath, Justin Commerford, Justin Viney, Justine Knight, Kate Diamond-Keith, Kate Forer, Kate Iles, Kate Murray, Katherine Wirth, Kathy Scicluna, Katie Yeung, Keith Round, Kellie Carey, Kellie Mobbs, Kerri Thomas, Kerryn Scott, Kim Charlton, Kirsten Bright, Kirsten Shearer, Kirsty Bolton, Kon Sagiadelis, Kristian Hollis, Kristie Schwarz, Kristine Upton, Kristopher Hall, Kylie Bonello, Kylie Jane, Lana Bortignon, Laura McConnell, Lee Evans, Lee Hudson, Leila Munzel, Lenny Lam, Leo Ruschena, Lidia Kovac, Liliana Gilford, Linda Cornthwaite, Linda Silvestre, Lisa Slade, Lisa Bloomer, Lisa James, Livia De Sanctis, Lory Silvestre, Louise Cleary, Lyn Kirkwood, Lynn Lim, Lynne McCullough, Malcolm Jarman, Mandy Bennett, Marcus Ryder, Marcus Dowling, Marcus Walton, Maree Herron, Maree Ryan, Maria Vickers, Marika Hurk, Mark Collins, Mark Womersley, Marnie Cassidy, Mathew Cooper, Matt Muirhead, Matthew Considine, Matthew Liubinas, Matthew Pickering, Matthew Wealands, Megan Batson, Megan Bowles, Megan Macdonald, Megan Wilson, Melanie Reid, Melinda Whiteside, Melissa Coltzau, Melissa Corken, Melissa Dowling, Merryn Allen, Michael Harris, Michael Lea, Michael Sangiorgio, Michael Scott, Michele Julia Howard, Michelle George, Mihir Kamat, Mike Stevens, Mitchell Whelan, Mollie Mccallum, Monica Lim, Nadia Silvestre, Naomi Fuller, Natalie Kalkhoven, Natalie Lenart, Nathan Smith, Nathaniel Douglas, Nerida Crake, Nichola Drummond, Nicholas Byrne, Nick Russell, Nicky Romas, Nicola Coe, Nicole Paparousis, Nigel Austin, Oliver Cousland, Oscar Blanco, Patricia Ritchie, Patrick Farrugia, Patrick O’Callaghan, Paul Armistead,Paul Baird, Paul Everiss, Paul Malelis, Paul Snowden, Penny Gray, Pete Smith, Peter Anderson, Peter Beaumont, Peter Donaldson, Peter Erasmus, Petroula Hoskin, Philip Hickingbotham, Piero Astolfi, Rachel Speas, Ravinder Sehmi, Rebecca Knight, Richard Anthony Bales, Richard Balkin, Richard Curtain, Ricky Fung, Robert Gray, Robert McMillan, Rochelle Heppner, Rohan Merrett, Ron Fuhrer, Rose Liffman, Rose Mobbs, Rosemary Rice, Ross Graham, Ruby Ryan, Sally Haydon, Sam Hislop, Sam Lindenburg, Samantha Hogan, Samantha Peddle, Samir Mozayan, Sandra Nagels, Sandro Baido, Sandro Prato, Sandy Bennett, Sarah Leaman, Scott Bennetts, Sebastian Scifo, Sergio Freire, Shane Taylor, Shannon Cabuk, Sharlene Stokes, Sharon Mimilo, Sharron Rutter, Shaun Makar, Shawn Heng, Simon Mosley, Simon Rose, Sina Silvestre, Sinead Gallagher, Sonia Noakes, Sophie Newing, Sophie O’Halloran, Stacey George, Stephen Baker, Stephen Baxter, Stephen Chambers, Stephen Woods, Steve Batchelor, Steve Burke, Sue Dunn, Sue Young, Susan Fell, Susan Grover, Suxmin van der Meulen, Suzi Toovey, Sylvia Smiley, Tadashi Ogiwara, Tamara Launder, Tamara Camilleri, Tammara Buerckner, Tammy Lewis, Teresa Stark, Terri-Michelle Gann, Terry Kennedy, Theo Popescu, Thomas Haag, Thomas Murray, Tim Allen, Tim Brideson, Tim Fish, Tim Frawley, Tim McNamara, Timothy Lim, Tiya Sukolrat, Tony Haddad, Travis Stevenson, Trevor McGuire, Trevor Plumridge, Troy Costantino, Troy Severino, Tyler Horton, Vanessa Hansby, Victor da Silva, Victoria Walker, Virginia Marshall, Walsh Ronan, Warren Guymer, Wayne Aitken, Wayne Sykes, Wayne Varney, Wendy Pfeiffer, Wendy Strooper, William Armstrong, Winnie To, Zhi En Tang, Zita Ann Rekhraj.