Running season is upon us!

city2surf, running, marathons, teams, charity, cancer research, running for the cure, cancer fundraising, It’s time to tie up those laces and get into a rhythm. There are four great running events coming up in locations across Australia.

If you’re a seasoned runner we hope that you’ll consider running for the ACRF in your next event because it’s runners like you that help fund critical cancer research. And if you’re brand new we want to encourage you to become not just any athlete, but the one that will end cancer.

When you join the ACRF running team you join an amazing group of individuals, some that have run over 10 marathons in a year! The ACRF will also be there to encourage you along the way, providing you with a wealth of resources to help you reach your goals.

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact run@acrf.com.au or click here.

Best of luck!

Great day to Run Melbourne

Cancer fundraising in Cancer fun runOn July a5, the city of Melbourne was taken over by runners, joggers and walkers as part of Run Melbourne. Amongst the 26,000 competitors on the day were 105 supporters who chose to combine their race with cancer fundraising for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF).

This stellar group was made up of all ages and included first timers and seasoned runners. For some this cancer fun run was a chance to regain their fitness, have some fun, or to challenge themselves. But for all there was also a more personal motivation – in many cases that was to run in honour of a loved one that was fighting cancer or had been lost to cancer. In the words of one supporter, Meredith, “It’s my hope that in some small way this run will honour the memory of a wonderful man who was a great father, husband, grandfather and friend to everyone he met, but it will also give hope to the thousands of families who’s fight against cancer continues”. In many cases those watching their loved ones fighting cancer feel helpless and for another supporter, Coralie, fundraising for cancer research as part of her running challenge was “the only thing within my power to do and could help people in the future”. Continue reading “Great day to Run Melbourne”

Vale Adam "Bear" Nicholson

This month the ACRF was saddened to hear of the passing of one of our loyal supporters Adam Nicholson. Last year Adam competed in Run Melbourne, whilst undergoing chemotherapy for bowel cancer. With only 2 weeks to prepare, Adam not only finished the race but was the ACRF’s top fundraiser and in the top 10 overall fundraisers in Run Melbourne.

Adam’s courage was truly inspirational and we would like to take this opportunity to thank Adam for his passionate support for cancer research. The ACRF is truly grateful for his commitment and passion in supporting cancer research over the past year.

We would like to extend our sympathies to the Nicholson family and all those who knew Adam and thank his friends, family and colleagues at I-Med who have generously donated to cancer research in his memory.

Running Melbourne for cancer research

Over 20,000 people turned out in Melbourne on Sunday July 17th to take part in one of the biggest ‘Run Melbourne’ events ever. It was a grey morning, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the 128 ACRF supporters taking part in the day’s events.

Amongst the ACRF team, there were some first time competitors and some seasoned racers ranging from 15 to 77 years of age. Each one of them chose to fundraise for cancer research in an effort to support a worthy cause in the knowledge that every dollar of their contribution will help make a difference in the fight against cancer.

This race was a chance for all participants to take part in a fun and challenging event for their own special reason. For some it was a challenge to show their strength and courage through their cancer treatment, or to show that strength and courage for a loved one battling cancer. For others it was a chance to run for their loved ones lost to cancer, to honour their memory. Continue reading “Running Melbourne for cancer research”

Run Melbourne 2010

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. Continue reading “Run Melbourne 2010”