The end of the year is always full of fun and excitement and last weekend we sure had a lot of that at Rachel’s Runners with our third fun run for 2014. A new lot of runners graduated from our ‘Learn to Run’ program and celebrated by running their first 5km non-stop. As always they surprised themselves and made me one very proud lady.
I will keep this post short and sweet, sticking to thanks and photos. So here goes…
Firstly, a massive thanks to all of the volunteers who helped out – set up/pack up, half way drinks, rego desk, time keepers, road crossing guards, photographers and general cheer squaders – thank you all! Without all of you an event of this size (even though it’s small in comparison to others) could not have run as smoothly as it did.
Secondly, to all of the businesses who donated prizes and goody bag contents for our runners, thank you, thank you, thank you! If you’re reading this, please make sure you take the time to check out our supporters, because without them our fun runners would not have such fantastic gifts to take home. This time we had donations from :
Thirdly, an extra special thanks to the great people from Alliance Real Estate who not only donated prizes, drinks and fruit for our runners, but whom also took time out of their busy day to come down to the track and set up a marquee for us as well as present medals to our runners. Alliance is also supporting our fundraising for beyondblue right now and for every new like they get on their Facebook page, will donate $2 to go towards our fundraising efforts! So go ahead and follow the link to their page and make sure you tell them who sent you.
The final thanks must go out to all of our runners. All of you who come along each week and give it everything you’ve got. No one said it would be easy, but I hope by now you’ve seen that it’s worth it. Congratulations to you all 🙂
One final announcement – our next ‘Learn to Run’ group will begin again on Saturday 31 January 2015, so tell all your friends and help spread the running love ❤