CORPORATE TREADMILL MARATHON – KING ST WHARF
GOODLIFE HEALTH CLUB
King Street Wharf
1 Shelley Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Friday 21/02/2014 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 at The Shirt Bar, 7 Sussex Lane, Sydney
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!
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 February 14th, 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 February 14th 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 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 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.
Another record breaking year!
I am speechless, amazed and inspired by this year’s achievements:
12 TEAMS – 118 RUNNERS – 2:37 FASTEST MARATHON TIME – 3:18 AVERAGE MARATHON TIME
$46,251 FUNDRAISING TOTAL
Every year the event is getting bigger and better, with more people involved, faster marathons and higher fundraising.
When I think we cannot possibly do better, we don’t simply exceed the expectations, we trash them altogether!
I can only say THANK YOU.
To all the runners, donors, volunteers and all those who believe in OUTRUN CANCER and our cause. I feel honoured to see you coming back every year.
An additional thank you goes to our supporters that for the second – and for some third! – year in a row, donate their time, money and resources to make sure everyone has a good time.
Lastly, a special thank you goes to Macquarie Foundation for the enormous financial contribution to our cause. Macquarie Foundation matched the funds raised by all Macquarie Bank employees, for a grand total of $19,503.
AND NOW THE STATS!
After winning last year event for just 15 seconds, the AMEX GMS team came in favourite for 2014. And they didn’t disappoint. They led right from the start improving their time by 13 minutes and setting the new record for the fastest marathon to 2:37. Impressive time.
But the other teams were not too far behind, with 4 other teams completing the marathon in under 03:05, with massive Personal Bests.
he BB Guns team from Macquarie Bank deserves a special mention for their 2:52 marathon time. First timers and last minute entry, they are certainly contenders for next year win.
Another first timer, THEHOTUNDERTHECOLLERS team from our friends from The Shirt Bar, completed the challenge with 8 minutes to spare. A great effort considering they were also assigned the “hottest” treadmill in the gym!
The average marathon time was 3:18
|MACQUARIE||THE BB GUNS||02:52:45||$649|
|MACQUARIE||GIVE US SOME CREDIT 2.0||03:01:12||$3,764|
|MACQUARIE||JUST DO IT!||03:02:01||$3,955|
|MACQUARIE||SMELLS LIKE TEAM SPIRIT||03:18:11||$2,345|
|MACQUARIE||RUN4ACURE + FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF GEEK||03:33:51||$700|
|THE SHIRT BAR||THEHOTUNDERTHECOLLERS||03:52:52||$2,740|
WALL OF FAME
|Fastest Marathon||2014||AMEX - GMS||2:37:29|
|Highest Fundraising||2014||MACQUARIE - WRAPPERS||$4,560|
On the fundraising front, the two weeks leading up to the event were a battle to the last dollar. The fundraising leaderboard changed so many times that it was difficult to keep track which team was leading as it would change every day. In the two days leading to the marathon, it was changing almost every hour.
I have seen all sort of funny caricatures and team pictures going around as pledge for donations. Some teams and individuals went as far as running the whole marathon in a tutu to secure additional donation.
This year’s highest fundraiser team was WRAPPERS, from Macquarie Bank, raising $4,516. The team I belonged to. It was a great feeling handing the trophy to my team captain and also receive 1 month free membership as prize!
The highest fundraiser was Anthony from the THEHOTUNDERTHECOLLERS team, with $1,150. He received a one year gym membership and shiny trophy.
It’s all for 2014.
Thank you everyone for all the fun!