CORPORATE TREADMILL MARATHON – KING ST WHARF

outrun cancer sponsors goodlife healthclub

GOODLIFE HEALTH CLUB

King Street Wharf
1 Shelley Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Friday 03/10/2014 1PM


Kellogg’s All-Bran® is the proud sponsor of this event:

outrun cancer sponsors Kelloggs

Health professionals agree that a diet rich in fibre is essential for good health and most especially, for digestive health. All-Bran® believes so strongly in the power of digestive health that we have partnered with the Gut Foundation who shares our mission to get people talking about and actively working towards good digestive health. Kellogg’s is proud to bring you some of the highest fibre cereals. The natural wheat bran fibre in Kellogg’s All-Bran® Original is proven to promote regularity and can do so in as little as three days. This makes it one of the most effective fibres to help keep things moving in natural rhythm. Just one step closer in the journey towards good digestive health.

The event will follow the below schedule:

12:30 pm: Registrations open: participants are required to register at the gym reception and sign the insurance waiver
1:00 pm: The marathon and the fun starts! You have a 4 hours cut-off time to cover a total distance of 42.2km.
(4:00 pm: This is when we expect the faster teams to finish)
5:00 pm: Refreshment are served, closing ceremony and prizes.
5:30 pm: After party at The Shirt Bar, 7 Sussex Lane, Sydney

Please note:
There won’t be any spare treadmills to warm up, however you can use spin bikes, cross-trainers and the stretching area for that.

REFRESHMENTS AND DRINKS

Light refreshments (home made awesome nut bars & fruit) will be available throughout the day for everyone to enjoy. Sandwiches will be served just before the closing ceremony.
For the second year, NUDIE is supporting OUTRUN CANCER donating fresh & awesome healthy juices to all participants. Thank you Nudie!
It’s going to be hot, you are going to sweat, so make sure you bring a water bottle too and fill it up at the gym water stations.

FACILITIES AND EXTRAS!

Changing rooms and showers are available for everyone’s use and you can borrow a towel for $1.
While at the gym, why not make the most of it and try the different training machines or talk to a Personal Trainer for fitness advice?

THE BODY MECHANIC team is going to be present onsite with a massage table and will offer free massage and consultation to anyone that may require a little boost or a rub before or after the event! How good is that!

RULES

There are only few rules to this event and they are there to ensure runners safety, correct recording of the running times and a fair competition.

1) Minimum Distance

As a minimum, each runner must complete a total distance of 2 kilometres. Runners must stay on the treadmill for at least 1 kilometre before a changeover.

In other words, the minimum distance required to participate is 2 kilometres, and it can be broken up into 2 x 1 kilometres runs/jogs.
The rule is valid particularly at the last stages of the marathon.. You are not allowed to jump on the treadmill for a 200 meters sprint, the minimum distance to cover per each changeover is 1 kilometre (or until you reach the 42.2km marathon mark).

2) Maximum time on treadmill

The maximum total time a runner can be on the treadmill is 1 hour.

There is no limitation in the number of times a participant can get ON and OFF the treadmill, so long the total times doesn’t exceed 1 hour and the person complies to rule 1).

3) Changeover treadmill speed

Before a runner gets OFF the treadmill, the speed must be reduced to a maximum of 9km/h.

We know that especially in the last stages of the marathon, people often get excited and want to get ON/OFF the treadmill as fast as they can. If you press the pre-set speed of 9km/h the treadmill will slow down in a matter of seconds and everyone is sure to keep their knees in the changing process. After all, the person getting ON will have at least one kilometre to recover those couple of seconds lost.

4) Continuos motion

A person must be running on the treadmill at all time. The treadmill should not stop at any time.

5) Time keeper

Before changing over on the treadmill, you must notify one of the time keepers so that your time and distance can be recorded.

Staff and volunteer helping out on the day are there to ensure the event is fun and safe. Be nice – give’em a big smile and let them know when you are about to change over before you jump on the treadmill!

FAQ

Q. On the day, can I get to the gym just before it is my turn to run or do I need to be there earlier/for the whole time?

A. You can arrive 10-15 minutes before it’s your turn to run, although I’m sure your team members would appreciate your support while they are running. 



Q. Can I get on the treadmill multiple times? Maybe running 2kms take a break and run other 2kms?

A. Absolutely, you can get on and off the treadmill as many times as you like. see rules above!



Q. I am going to lose time if I slow down the treadmill before a change over. Why do I need to slow down it down?

A. Let’s be safe and fair. Everyone must SLOW DOWN THE TREADMILL to 9km/h before getting off the treadmill. You may lose 3 seconds slowing down, but at least everyone is safe.. and you have at least 1km to recover those 3 seconds, so no big deal.

MAYOR PRIZES

In addition to hosting the event, our generous supporter Goodlife Health Club, is offering these fantastic prizes:

1 year gym membership to the Highest Fundraiser person
1 month membership to all the members of the Highest Fundraiser Team
1 week free pass to all the participants.

T-SHIRTS

All participants registering before Friday September 26th, will receive a OUTRUN CANCER Corporate Treadmill Marathon running t-shirt, that we encourage you to wear on the day.

The T-shirts will be sent to the team captains few days before the event date, so make sure you register before Friday September 26th not to miss out!

MINOR PRIZES

Spot prizes and category prizes will be given out throughout the day and during the closing ceremony.

FUNDRAISING FOR A WORTHY CAUSE

The Gut Foundation
The OUTRUN CANCER Corporate Treadmill Marathon is a running event to fundraise for a worthy cause: the fight against cancer.
While the registration fee covers your entry cost, the additional fundraising you do, go towards the cancer prevention programs OUTRUN CANCER supports.
For this event, we have partnered up with The Gut Foundation which is running a project to forecast how many lives will be saved when GPs encourage regular testing for bowel cancer. A quantified result from this project, will be important in bringing about health policy change.

Every donation is fundamental. Without your generous donations we will not be able to fund these important projects. And rest assured we will keep you up to date with the outcomes of these projects and how they have helped taking a step forward in the race against cancer.

GETTING OTHERS BEHIND THE CAUSE

“The most successful givers aren’t doing it because they’re being told to. They do it because doing it is fun. It gives them joy.”

We couldn’t agree more with this quote from Seth Godin. People are happy to support a genuine and worthy cause that in a way or another has touched them or will touch them in the near future.

You will be surprised to see the number of people that will positively respond to a call out for support or sponsorship. Although we are working to fund specific projects that require a financial contributions, the aim is to get more people involved and engaged with the cause. Spread awareness about cancer and that are many ways to dramatically reduce our risks.

So spread the word with friends and colleagues about what you are doing. It will give them and you joy.

CORPORATE DOLLAR MATCHING

If your corporate operates a dollar matching scheme for charitable donations, all of the sudden the donations you receive are worth double! How great is that!

If you are ensure whether your employer does dollar matching .. ask around! If they do, it would be great to get them involved! You can direct any question your employee may have to us at info@outruncancer.com

DONATIONS RECEIPTS

All donations over $2 – excluding the entry fee to the event which is $55 per person – are tax deductible.
Tax deductible receipts will be emailed within two weeks after the event.

 

SPONSORS

We would like to thank all our sponsors, supporters and volunteers that made this event possible and keep supporting our race against cancer.

outrun cancer sponsors Kelloggs

Kellogg’s All-Bran® – for their generous financial contribution:

Health professionals agree that a diet rich in fibre is essential for good health and most especially, for digestive health. All-Bran® believes so strongly in the power of digestive health that we have partnered with the Gut Foundation who shares our mission to get people talking about and actively working towards good digestive health. Kellogg’s is proud to bring you some of the highest fibre cereals. The natural wheat bran fibre in Kellogg’s All-Bran® Original is proven to promote regularity and can do so in as little as three days. This makes it one of the most effective fibres to help keep things moving in natural rhythm. Just one step closer in the journey towards good digestive health.

Goodlife Health Clubs – for hosting the event and their generous prizes.
Nudie for the donation of healthy and yummy juices to all participants.
The Body Mechanic for looking after our runners and ensure an injury free day.
The fantastic volunteers that ensure a safe and fun event for everyone.
Last but not least, thank you to ALL OF YOU!, runners with a big heart and smiles!

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RESULTS

Well done everyone!

7 TEAMS – 59 RUNNERS – 2:44 FASTEST MARATHON TIME – 3:10 AVERAGE MARATHON TIME

$10,600 FUNDRAISING TOTAL


Despite the confusing and late start, the day unfolded in the best possible way with plenty of smiles, sweat and money raised for cancer prevention.
And lots of free goodies for everyone to enjoy!

Nice to see so many new faces, new companies represented and some usual suspects coming back for more treadmill running.
The “Gladly collecting pain” team from AMEX, one of the usual suspect, managed to win the day’s fastest marathon trophy. For the third time in a row.
With a unique strategy of 1km bursts by a large team, they clocked a 2:44 marathon. Pretty impressive time but still not the overall 2014 record which belongs to a team of just 5 runners. Go figure!

The special guests, NRL “Kick bowel cancer campaign“ ambassadors Alan Tongue and Mario Fenech, were full of praises and genuinely impressed by the energy and positive atmosphere. They spent some time hanging around and chat to everyone.

A special shout out goes to Kellogg’s, Citi & Westpac teams for their first Corporate Treadmill Marathon. I hope you enjoyed the experience and look forward to see you entering more teams next year!

I would like to say a huge thank you to each and every runner for such a great day and fundraising. On Friday night I had the biggest smile ever, before my usual adrenaline crush!

In particular, I would like to thank

Kellogg’s, for making the day possible sponsoring the event and for all the great goodies.
Goodlife Health Clubs, for hosting the event and the great prizes
Nudie, for the awesome juices and refreshing coconut water
The Body Mechanic, for the free massage and injury prevention tips to all runners
The Gut Foundation staff and volunteers, for all the hard work behind the scene and the help on the day




AND NOW THE STATS!

Best Socks

The marathon times are getting faster and faster. Not just the time for the “winning” team but across the board.
The average marathon time was 3:10 – a pretty fast time for a marathon!

Every runner pushed hard, there was no taking it easy.

I was particularly impressed by AMEX’s “Pace Crushing Striders” team.
Running a bit behind, they worried they could not finish by the cut off time. With less than one hour to go, they put their foot down and recorded their fastest 10km split of the day.
They finished with a good 15 minutes to spare. The power of motivation!

Citi and Kellogg’s win the “happiest teams” reward, with Lauren from Citi showing off her best socks to get a 2 minutes bonus on her time!

I would also like to mention the fantastic effort from the all ladies CBA team.
Despite some last minute drop-outs and a very small team, they SMASHED the 3 hours barrier.
The challenge is ON for all the ladies out there!

Here all the team and individual splits.

CompanyTeamTimeFundraising
AMEXGLADLY COLLECTING PAIN02:44:00$1,840
MACQUARIE BANKBUNS ON THE RUN02:50:00$1,485
COMMONWEALTH BANK AUSTRALIACANCAN GIRLS02:55:00$625
KELLOGG'SGREAT BOWLS OF FIBER03:06:16$625
CITILAMPADS03:09:51$915
WESTPACRUBY RABBITS03:38:00$1,590
AMEXPACE CRUSHING STRIDERS03:49:29$565

FUNDRAISING

Amex Highest fundraising team

On the fundraising front, the biggest race was between AMEX, Westpac and Macquarie.
AMEX won the highest fundraising team category with $1,840 to receive a trophy and 1 month gym membership for all the team members.

Alex from the Westpac team, was the highest fundraiser person with $705, receiving a trophy and a 1 year gym membership

GALLERY

The full album is available on Flickr.

#OCTM 2014 - Shelley Street GUT Foundation