December sees another successful beyond barriers virtual run!

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December saw another successful Virtual Run for the Project as 24 teams took on the Beyond Barriers Virtual Run challenge, with 163 individuals signing up and cover a total of 13,262 kilometres from December 2 to 22.

Seven teams completed the entire 800 kilometres of Beyond Barriers Virtual Run, stretching from Parramatta, the location of one of our major supporters and Goal Race for many of our students – the Three Bridges Run, to Coolangatta, the location of another major supporter and Goal Race for students in 2023 – the GC50 Run Festival!                  

 

Congratulations to Rhodes Runners who covered the greatest distance with a total of 2,682 kilometres. Athletics Australia were a close second with a total of 1,601 kilometres, followed by Grafton Runners on 1,352 kilometres and SMC Ninjas on 1,159 kilometres.

 

The Run Doc, AKA Jensen Mak topped the leaderboard with an amazing 532 kilometres, followed by Paul Maguire on 361 kms and Shane Wood with 352 kms. Tim Austin and Owen Conlin rounded off the top 5 leader board with 314 and 310 kms respectively.

 

On the fundraising front, it was Sydney Striders in front at the final call with $4,406, followed closely by Rhodes Runners with $3,429 and Dale Thompson’s Dale’s Demons in third place with $2,580.

 

Individually, Lynn Herisson was our top fundraiser with a massive $3,052 followed by Jensen Mak on $1,281. Dale Fuda, Owen Conlin and Erika Oakes were all amazing, also raising over the $1,000 mark each!

 

In total, more than $27,000 was raised over the three weeks, meaning more kids and more schools who face challenges can benefit from Run Beyond in 2024! With 15 schools currently on our waiting list, on top of the 16 schools who participated in Run Beyond in 2023, this support is much appreciated and much needed and will help us ensure that 2024 is our most impactful to date. 

 

Overall it was a fantastic effort by all teams and individuals, empowering young people facing challenging circumstances!

 

And a special thanks to our generous supporters, ON Running, Bioathletic, 2nd Skin, Knightswood House, Sydney Striders, and The Maximum Adventure Three Bridges Run.

 

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