Running a marathon during your lunch break might be a slightly unusual way to raise funds. But here’s why we think you should try it:
- It’s a joint effort – you’re not going solo (phew!)
- It’s a fun experience. In fact we think it’s the best team building activity you’ll ever do (and not a single PowerPoint presentation in sight)
- If your goal is to get healthier and fitter, you can count on your team to
kickkeep you accountable
- And if that’s not enough, there are awesome prizes to be won!
Ready to join the fun? Then follow these simple steps:
How does it work, really?
Team are between 4 and 21 runners from the same company or association. The first person to register a new team becomes the de-facto Team Captain.
Team Captains are one the most prestigious figures in the OUTRUN CANCER community. We carve their name on the trunk of the old gumtree so they can be remembered for years to come. Team Captains rock.
A ridiculously complex algorithm ran by 3 quantum computers in parallel take weeks to calculate the start time for each team.
It’s based on the target marathon time set by the Team Captain (that’s why he/she is so powerful and awesome) and the 5:00PM cut off.
For example.. if the team target time is 3h 25mins, their marathon will start at 1:35pm. Reverse engineer that!
You can run in shorts burst like Usain Bolt sprinting to catch the bus, or you can walk it out like a model on the catwalk. The choice is yours.
So long as every time you hop on the treadmill you cover a minimum distance of 2 km and stay for no longer than 1 hour, we will let you be, cheer you on, and take photos while you are sweating like a gypsy with a mortgage.
Contrary to popular belief, you cannot put your feet on the belt of a treadmill in motion, without being yourself already in a running motion at the same speed. Many have tried and almost all have ended up face planting on the treadmill. Because, ultimately, gravity is a bitch. So while we promote maintaining the continuous motion of the treadmill for the whole 42.2km, we ask you to slow down to a maximum of 10km/h before switchover of runners can occur.
We want to make sure we spend all your entry fee on you.
We give you a performance enhancing neon green athletic t-shirt made of kryptonite, enough refreshments and drinks to fill your tummy before and after your marathon, in addition to all the boring stuff like insurance, photos, and admin and accounting services you really don’t care about to hear.
Designed by Ikea’s Swedish engineers and assembled by Santa Claus trainee elves, our trophies for the fastest teams and highest fundraisers are objects of everlasting quality and sophisticated taste. The elected ones who can pride themselves to have received such accolade, can boost their Linkedin status greatly and quite possibly apply for their boss’ boss position.
Who is taking part?
We are very proud many corporates put a team in for OUTRUN CANCER Corporate Treadmill Marathon every year.
Sometime the same runners & teams come back to set a new Personal Best time for the relay marathon, or set the highest fundraising.
If your company is listed below and you would like to know who the best contact is, just drop us an email.
If it is not yet listed, here is your chance to to get them onboard! And we are to support you every step of the way.
ALLAN GRAY AND ORBIS
CAREERS MULTILIST LTD
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES
CITY OF SYDNEY
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA
COMMSEC ADVISER SERVICES
DE LAGE LANDEN PTY LTD
DIRECT SELLING AUSTRALIA
EVANS & PECK
INDUSTRIE & CO
KOICHI TAKADA ARCHITECTS
MADISON MARCUS LAW FIRM PTY LTD
NICKS RUN CLUB
NORTHROP CONSULTING ENGINEERS
STATE SUPER FINANCIAL SERVICES
SYDNEY INSTITUTE FOR ASTRONOMY
THE BODY MECHANIC
UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
URBANEST STUDENT ACCOMMODATION
WHITES DIESELS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD