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Lake Tuggeranong fun run series
Your pre-dawn alarm goes off. You roll over and look at the temperature outside on your phone. The figure displayed is below 0 degrees Celsius! It's cold Canberra winter mornings like these that take every fibre of your being to roll out of bed, put on your running gear and head outside for a run.
From my experience, nothing inspires you to get out of bed and brave the cold like an impending running race.
WHY: Apart from helping hundreds of runners and walkers set and achieve a rewarding fitness goal, the Resolution Run Series raises fund for Men's Health. Profits go to Canberra-based National charity OzHelp Foundation who supports men's health in the workplace. They are committed to helping men live "happier, healthier, longer lives" by "funding programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity".
Each event will focus on a different aspect of men's health i.e. this run will focus on awareness of men's mental health and depression, whilst the November run will focus on raising awareness for prostate cancer.
The purpose of multiple events is to take individuals on a journey throughout the year, encouraging them to set regular goals and gradually improve their time, distance, and fitness.
The Resolution Run Ball will be held at the end of the year on 3 December 2016 to celebrate participants' achievements throughout the year.