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Go the Torrens! A Sprint, Jog or Walk Fundraiser 2014

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Support Australia's Rare Disease Alliance, One in a Million

Come all you Adelaidians who love to run or walk, here is a great opportunity to sprint, jog or walk around Adelaide's famous running loop along the River Torrens, and at the same time help support Australia's Rare Disease Alliance, One in a Million in support of the 'vast majority' of Australians fighting a rare disease.

Go the Torrens - Adelaide's famous running loop.

GO THE TAN 2014 celebrates its 10th year and is officially endorsed by the City of Melbourne as the venue's official time trial event for Melbourne. This year the event is launching the event in Adelaide, GO THE TORRENS, supporting Australia's Rare Disease Alliance, One in a Million. in support of the 'vast majority' of Australians fighting a rare disease.

Who are One in a Million?

In Australia we have an alliance of three very active and dynamic rare disease charities, which are extremely passionate about their common goal of finding cures for their individual causes.

The three founding charities are:

FARA: Fighting to end Friedreich Ataxia

Captain Courageous: Finding a cure for children suffering rare
Bone Marrow Failure Diseases

The Unicorn Foundation: Seeking the cure for Neuroendocrine Cancers

GO THE TORRENS is held over two days with an exciting range of events for individuals and teams involving families, friends and corporate sponsor teams. All events providing the opportunity to create a great bonding experience. It can be what ever you desire, whether you are looking for a serious challenge, a team bonding experience or just having a lot of fun.


When: Friday 21st February 12.00pm - 6.00 pm

12pm Official launch

Olympian Craig 'Buster' Mottram

12.15pm Elite Celebrity Race - 'Beat Buster' - Your opportunity to compete against three time Olympian Craig 'Buster' Mottram and elite runners from various sports, along with other ambassadors and celebrities, This fun event will surely help set the benchmark for the public to challenge.

Michael Klim - OAM - Olympic Swimming Champion

Go The Torrens ambassadors include:
Michael Klim
Trent Cotchin
Sharelle McMahon

12.30pm Corporate Cup Challenge - One lap of the 3.8km Torrens track. You can walk, jog or sprint to receive your official 2014 Torrens Title. A minimum of 10 people per team, and unlimited number over that.

Each team's times will be averaged and the fastest team will win the 2014 Torrens Corporate Cup. Here is the ideal opportunity to do a lap of the famous Tan with your work mates.

Trent Cotchin - Richmond Football Club.

There will be BBQ's, entertainment and some famous Melbourne personalities will be also competing for the best Tan time.
There will be Awards for:
the fastest team
the top 10 times from each team will be averaged
most team participants.
fastest runner for each team.

Saturday 22nd February 8.00am - 6.00pm

8am Start of the Day 2.

9am Sports teams commence

10am Families welcome.

6pm End of Day 2.

How to get involved:


Unlimited number of participants from your organisation can participate at half price ($15).
Logo inclusion on Go the Torrens. and One in a Million. Note: Half of this investment is tax deductible.


Up to 20 participants from your organisation can participate at half price ($15).
A great team bonding experience.
Note: Half of this investment is tax deductible.


You can enter your own team to participate at $30 per person.
Bring as big a group as you can.

You are encouraged to participate and enjoy the experience of possibly seeing or running with the various sporting celebrities.

Sharelle McMahon - Vixens 2009 Championship Winning Team

There will also be other familiar faces such as mum Jackie Barreau, and her 14 year old daughter Tayla, who has the rare SDHB gene. Luckily, until now, her three tumours have been benign. She is just one of the thousands of Australians that are fighting a rare disease. Tayla loves playing sport and walked with Jackie in the City to Bay Fun Run 2013.

Tayla Barreau with mum Jackie.

Jackie is an advocate for the Unicorn Foundation and donates the proceeds of her book of poetry, Through a Mother's Eyes to the Women's and Children's Hospital. They both will be participating in the Go the Torrens. As Jackie says, "Tayla got really annoyed when she was unable to play soccer and had to miss her karate black belt grading. To look at her, you wouldn't know she was unwell."

Through a Mother's Eyes by Jackie Barreau

Since the inception of GO THE TAN in 2005, there has been more than 20,000 runners taking part in the annual event and bettering their Tan Time. In 2014 the plan is to double that with the help of media and corporate partners.

"So please get your team together and join us in helping us change the lives of thousands," sincerely, The Team at One in a Million.

The River Torrens loop is popular with walkers and joggers for its beautiful river scenery and peaceful environment.

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Why? Great opportunity to have some fun and help support 3 rare disease charities help effect enormous progress and change in their respective areas.
When: Friday 21st February & Saturday 22nd February 2014
Where: Adelaide's famous River Torrens running loop, Adelaide.
Cost: Corporate Sponsor $5,000, Entrants $15; Corporate Donor $2,500, Entrants $15 each; Team entry @ $30 per person.
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