VIC sees out our running season with a bang

As our Aussie running season comes to an end, Victoria is celebrating a couple of their last big marathons with the Melbourne Marathon Festival and the City2Sea.

More than 34,000 runners and walkers flooded to Melbourne CBD on October 13 for the Melbourne Marathon Festival, either tackling the challenge of the full or half marathons or enjoying the atmosphere and scenery of the shorter 10km and family runs.

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation was humbled to have 17 supporters, running to raising money for cancer research. Together, these dedicated supporters raised over $12,000, every dollar of which will go to Australian researchers to help in their search for the cures.

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From the City to the Sea in support of cancer research

Cancer fun run and cancer fundraisingThe streets of Melbourne were overtaken by more than 11,200 participants as part of the City2Sea last weekend. Among the elite runners, joggers and walkers were 20 individuals taking part in the fun run for cancer research, choosing to combine their 14km challenge with cancer fundraising at the same time.

For many of these fantastic supporters, their choice to contribute to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) was a personal one. Friends, family members, and colleagues had experienced cancer and they were taking part in their honour. Some had been inspired to take part by the strength and courage of their loved ones battling cancer, and others were honouring the memory and love of sport passed on to them by loved ones lost to cancer. Whether running for their parents, partner, grandparents or children they all wanted support a cause that will “benefit future generations” and allow their run to mean something more. Continue reading “From the City to the Sea in support of cancer research”

A great big welcome for the City2Sea

Rounding out the running events for the year was the inaugural City2Sea in Melbourne, the sister event to the Sydney City2Surf. And what a fantastic beginning for this new race!

A great team of 25 people turned out to support cancer research as part of their race challenge. The team was made up of cancer survivors, those who had lost loved ones and some who just wanted to do their bit knowing that “every dollar counts”.

On the day, many of our runners had great success, completing the race in personal best times. Continue reading “A great big welcome for the City2Sea”