RUNNING TO PREVENT CANCER
t’s awesome to see 5 gyms now participating in the Corporate Treadmill Marathon. The new gyms are bringing fresh energy with new companies and ideas, but Shelley Street continues to be the heart of the event. Our strong connection with CBA, Macquarie and American Express ensured we again achieved more fundraising than any other location, and new teams from Lend Lease, GBST and ANZ also represented strongly. The staff at Goodlife gym are fantastic hosts, with Elle and the team of Personal Trainers providing great support throughout the day.
There was also a high standard of competition, with all teams exceeding their predicted run-times, and three teams running under 3hr marathons. The fastest team again was ‘AMEX Merchant Services’, with a cracking time of 2h 26mins. One CBA team were forced to run in fancy dress, because they didn’t raise quite as much money as their rivals. (‘CBA Treadmill Trotters’ raised $4,000, but were beaten by ‘Catch Us If You CAN’ who raised almost $6,200!) The Cancer Council NSW volunteers were excellent at keeping all teams organised!
The spirit of the event also resonated strongly, with many competitors writing their motivation on a banner – typically that they were running for someone who was undergoing cancer treatment, or has lost their battle with cancer. There were many touching moments, such as a cancer sufferer participating in a team, and Elle (Goodlife manager) sharing what it meant to her as someone currently undergoing treatment herself.
The event was a great success, with many teams already planning to go bigger and better next year!
Thanks to Luca and the broader OUTRUN CANCER team for all your organisation leading up to this year’s event. And congrats on breaking $100,000 in overall fundraising!!
MARATHON RESULTS AND FUNDRAISING
|Catch us if you CAN!||Commonwealth Bank of Australia||3:43:07||$6,176|
|CBA Treadmill Trotters||CBA||3:19:27||$3,964|
|AMEX MERCHANT SERVICES||AMERICAN EXPRESS||2:24:26||$2,695|
|Risky Business||Commonwealth bank||3:30:47||$2,175|
|Mac Sub 3||Macquarie Group Limited||2:54:00||$1,485|
|CAS Runnings||CommSec Adviser Services||3:37:24||$1,445|
|CCS got the runs||CBA||2:45:54||$1,055|
|AMEX FES||American Express||3:03:42||$872|
|ANZ Blue Steel||ANZ||$630|