some words from our crew

What those associated with Run Beyond have to say:

Students

“Throughout this journey I’ve been given opportunities I never would’ve thought of having before. I’ve made friendships and unforgettable memories; accomplished goals; received awesome freebies; and met some very inspirational people. A lot of this wouldn’t have been accomplishable if it wasn’t for the help of teachers and support from the community. If you were to ask me to run 10km 4 months ago I would’ve died at the thought (not literally), but that was me then. The me now would be able to run that 10km I never would’ve thought of doing. It’s not impossible. Have a goal? That’s great. But what are you doing about it? You are capable of doing so many things if you put your mind to it.”
(Marissa – 2016 Graduate)

“The RBP has been such a positive experience for me and I
believe in myself more now than I ever have.”
(Manar – 2017 Graduate)

“It’s something that I will always talk about and … that I recommend other people to try because it changed my perspective on the world.”
(Mohamed – 2016 Graduate)

“Thank you so much for the great opportunity that you gave all the students and teachers…I learnt so many things about running, sills, friendships and everything…We are all so grateful for the great experience…The Run was challenging but through those trainings I learnt to push through…Thanks heaps [f]or everything you did for us all, I don’t know what to say, thank you isn’t enough…”
(Poppy – 2019 Graduate)

“I am now more motivated…more confidence to take new steps to reach my goals”
(2020 Graduate)

“The best thing about the project was challenging our self…and meeting other schools…This project show us keep going for your goals you will reach that.”
(2020 Graduate)

“The best thing about this project was that we all worked as a team.”
(2020 Graduate)

“I learnt to be confident and I should never give up.”
(2020 Graduate – Chester Hill High School)

“I have learnt not to give up when things get tough and keep going until I get what I wanted to get. Another thing I have learnt was to set goals for myself not only in running but in anything you want to achieve.”
(2020 Graduate – Chester Hill High School)

“I now know what it feels like to be part of a team.”
(2021 Graduate – Nambucca Heads High School)

 

Parents
“Can’t thank the project enough for giving her the confidence to believe in herself and her abilities.”
(Parent comment on our Facebook Page, 2019)

“We are very impressed and grateful for the Run Beyond Project for allowing this opportunity for ____. I think she has truly enjoyed this opportunity and she hopefully has found a new focus and outlet that will help boost her self confidence and reduce her self doubt.”
(Email from parent, 2019) 

 

Teachers

“The Run Beyond Project has given students opportunities to set and commit to goals they would have never otherwise believed attainable. Through the training and experiences in the program they have developed their confidence, self-belief and a love for running that has made a positive impact in their lives. These skills are transferable to the classroom and the completion of assigned tasks.”
(James – Teacher, 2019)

“I have seen that the Run Beyond Project has improved all participants’ confidence and self-esteem and has allowed them to set goals that they may never have done before”
(Mel – Teacher, 2018)

 [The Run Beyond Project] …”is one of the best things I have ever had the privileged to be involved with.

This particular photo was taken at Penrith Lakes ParkRun and the student in this photo is one of the most disengaged students I have ever worked with across my 24 years with the Department. The growth he demonstrated in self-awareness and self-management through this was phenomenal.

Running with him and watching him grow through the program resulted in y personal growth and helped me go on to complete the hardest running event I have attempted to date. It will remain a gold class memory for me for the remainder of my life.”
(Ben – Former Run Beyond Teacher. 2020)

 

 

“I’ve been involved with The Run Beyond Project for 3 yeas now and it really is life changing for the students who complete it.” 
(Michelle – Run Beyond Teacher. 2021)

Community members

“In 2017 I worked in ********** and I heard a lot about what you were doing. The son of one of my clients was training with you. What you did turned his life around. Actually you made a difference to his whole family.”
(Facebook message from a Disability Service Provider, 2019)

Cngratulations on a terrific, impactful charity and I am so pleased to support it in a small way. (Alicia – Supporter – 2020)

THE WORK WE DO WOUDN’T BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT OUR PARTNERS

Interested in partnering with The Run Beyond Project? Contact us

What people are saying

I have seen that the Run Beyond Project has improved all participants’ confidence and self-esteem and has allowed them to set goals that they may never have done before.
Mel, Westfield Sports High School
– Teacher

Throughout this journey we’ve been given opportunities I never would have thought of having before. I’ve made friendships and unforgettable memories; accomplished goals; received awesome freebies; and met some very inspirational people.
Marissa, Evans High School
– Run Beyond Graduate

It’s something that I will always talk about and … that I recommend other people to try because it changed my perspective on the world.
Mohamed, Chester Hill High School
– Run Beyond Graduate

ABOUT US

The Run Beyond project is a charity which uses running as a medium to help students facing adversity; learn goal setting, commitment, resilience and to feel a sense of belonging.

Reg charity: 66613492005