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Run Australia 2014
What is Run Geelong?
It is a 12 kilometre run with 100 percent of the registration fees going directly to the redevelopment of the Special Care Nursery at Geelong Hospital. Run Geelong will be held on Sunday 23rd November.
The Run Geelong event is supported by the Cotton On Foundation. The Run Geelong event is one of six events held Australia wide. The mission of the Cotton On Foundation is "Improving Health Facilities for Young People in Australia". Run Australia is a non-profit organization.
Other Run Australia events have been held (or are yet to be held) in Ballarat, Woollongong, Newcastle, Townsville and Sunshine Coast.
To get involved in the run, you can log on to the Run Australia website and register as an individual or as a family. Your registration fee will help Run Australia and the Cotton On Foundation to provide the best possible health care for young Aussies in regional Australia.
The Special Care Nursery at Geelong Hospital is currently moving to a temporary home within the hospital (the old Intensive Care Unit) so that builders can start building the new Special Care Nursery. Fund raising by Bay FM Geelong, KRock Geelong and Run Geelong and other organisations have all assisted in the dream to create a new Special Care Nursery at Geelong Hospital.
Run Australia and the Cotton On Foundation are working towards improving the health of young people in regional Australia. By partnering with communities where there is a need for better health facilities for young people, the Cotton On Foundation is able to run a fun event that raises money for a local health related project.
Run Australia is held in regional centres. The community events are for local people of all abilities, and the outcome of the event is to raise money for local projects.
Entrants can walk or run the 12 kilometres. There is also a 6 kilometre walk, a Junior run and a Pram walk. You can enter on the day. For safety reasons, animals are not permitted on the course. Also for safety reasons, bikes, rollerblades and skateboards are not permitted on the course either. Prams and wheelchairs are the only wheels allowed on the course.
On the day wear comfortable running gear - runners, and clothing that will allow your body to breathe, (e.g. tshirt and shorts, or track pants) it's quite hot in Geelong in November. However, Geelong can have four seasons in one day, so remember to pack a warm top or jacket, just in case.
To register and for more information about the Run Geelong event on Sunday 23rd November go to the Run Australia website.
You can find more information and inspirational photos on the Run Australia facebook page. To view the great work that fund raising events have been able to do for our Special Care Nursery in Geelong, you can view the Geelong Hospital Appeal facebook page.
Join in the fun day, walk for your fitness, raise money for the Special Care Nursery, Geelong Hospital. A worthy day for a worthy cause! Enjoy!