CORPORATE TREADMILL MARATHON – SYDNEY CBD
GOODLIFE HEALTH CLUB
No 1 Martin Place
Sydney NSW 2000
Friday 09/05/2014 1PM
Register your team or join an existing one here.SUCCESS
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 to a location to be defined
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?
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.
All participants that register before Friday May 2nd, 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 May 2nd not to miss out!
Spot prizes and category prizes will be given out throughout the day and during the closing ceremony.
FUNDRAISING FOR A WORTHY CAUSE
The OUTRUN CANCER Corporate Treadmill Marathon is a charity event to fundraise for a worthy cause: the fight against cancer.
Your registration donations and all the additional fundraising you do, go towards the cancer prevention programs OUTRUN CANCER supports.
For this event, we have partnered up with Cancer Council NSW to fund a 4 years research on the data Cancer Council has collected through the CLEAR study. The aim is further analyse the connection between diet, physical activity, b.m.i. and cancer in the New South Wales community.
Every donation is fundamental. Without your generous donatiosn 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
All donations over $2 – including the entry fee to the event – are tax deductible.
All your sponsors will receive a receipts and will appear on your fundraising totals immediately.
The registrations’ donations need to be processed manually: fundraising totals will be updated every Friday. Donation receipts will be emailed at a later stage, normally within 4 weeks from the registrations.
What an outstanding performance!
10 TEAMS – 91 RUNNERS – 2:34 FASTEST MARATHON TIME – 3:12 AVERAGE MARATHON TIME
$23,471 FUNDRAISING TOTAL
I had warned the gym manager that we would have taken over and given the treadmills a good run for their money.. and we kept our word.
It was full house. You could feel the excitement and hear the screaming and cheering from outside the gym.
At one point there were so many runners in orange that it looked as we were at a dutch football match!
For as much as it was inconvenient for the teams affected, I was happy to see that some treadmills “couldn’t take the heat” of constant, hard running for 42.2km. Man over machine! 🙂
The smiles in everybody’s faces, the feeling of camaraderie and positive energy in the air kept me on a high all day.
The fantastic total fundraising made me emotional.
Another important and fundamental step in the right direction of a cancer free life.
Special thanks to
AND NOW THE STATS!
What can I say about the super-fast marathon times?
The 5 runners from Macquarie Bank’s MACCAP team were in a league of their own, breaking the current record for the fastest marathon by 3 minutes to finish in 2:34.
All the other teams also ran very fast times, with the “slowest” team finishing in a very respectable 3:35, plenty of time before the cut-off.
At this rate we will have to change the rules to make the cut-off at 3:30 to make it a real challenge!
You set the bar for next year: Here the Teams and Individual results.
|STATESUPER FINANCIAL SERVICES||SSFS||02:56:07||$2900|
|COMMONWEALTH BANK AUSTRALIA||RBS RISK ALL STARS||03:00:02||$415|
|COMMONWEALTH BANK AUSTRALIA||PERSONAL LENDING POWERHOUSE||03:11:01||$1,331.75|
|COMMONWEALTH BANK AUSTRALIA||CATCH US IF YOU CAN||03:11:00||$1,000|
|UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY||ASTRORUNNERS||03:15:00||$979.10|
|CAREER MULTI LIST||SPEED CURES||03:31:00||$1,400|
|COMMONWEALTH BANK AUSTRALIA||DEBT SLAYERS||03:35:00||$660|
The other race was on the fundraising front. In the few days leading up to the event and on friday, totals and leaders table were changing hourly.
Macquarie Bank’s RISKY team dominated with an extraordinary total fundraise of $4,088.
Dan, Chamkaur, Kiran and Buntono all deserved to win the highest fundraiser person for their fantastic effort.
Chamkaur was lucky to get the trophy and the prize being the highest fundraiser at 5PM on Friday with a total $1,985. A couple of hours later Dan overtook him by $200 to become the highest fundraiser with $2,180 .