INTERVIEW: Ex-AFL player Glenn Archer is deep in training for the The Age Run Melbourne. We caught up with Glenn to find out more about his training program, running motivation and getting kids involved in sport.
The event that gets this city to its feet in aid of a good cause is back as The Age Run Melbourne returns for its fifth year on Sunday, July 15, 2012.
The Age Run Melbourne gives running enthusiasts and novices alike the chance to proudly pursue their own fitness goals while raising awareness and funds for the charity of their choice.
Since its inception, The Age Run Melbourne has raised $3.15million for more than 400 charities, including Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, World Vision, Cancer Council Victoria, Headspace and the Red Cross. In 2012, The Age Run Melbourne aims to smash the event’s personal best and raise $1.6million through the Everyday Hero program.
Starting from St Kilda Road, The Age Run Melbourne provides participants the opportunity to appreciate their city from a whole new angle with the course weaving through Melbourne landmarks such as Kings Domain, The Royal Botanic Gardens and Yarra River before finishing at Federation Square.
Crossing the finish line with friends, family members or colleagues will instil an immense sense of pride as all participants who finish will be presented with a medallion, depicting Melbourne’s iconic Shrine of Remembrance, to celebrate their achievement.
Catering to all fitness levels, entrants can run in the 3km kids run, 5km run/walk, Australian Institute of Fitness 10km run or the half-marathon challenge, all set across scenic Melbourne. Teams of friends, family and colleagues, as well as schools and community groups, are also welcome to participate.
For added motivation and to help participants achieve their goals, The Age Run Melbourne offers training sessions and running seminars hosted by Running Fit on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays for 12 weeks leading into the event. Participants can also download training programs from the Run Melbourne website.The Age Run Melbourne
- Who: Melbournians of all fitness levels
- What: Fifth annual The Age Run Melbourne
- When: Sunday, July 15, 2012 (with the 3km kids run on Saturday, July 14, 2012)
- Where: Melbourne, Victoria, starting on St Kilda Rd between Southbank Blvd and Linlithgow Avenue and finishing at Federation Square
- Why: A fun opportunity for Melbournians to achieve personal fitness goals while supporting the charity of their choice, through Everyday Hero
- Official Website: runmelbourne.com.au
- Partners: The Age, Australian Institute of Fitness, 2XU, Mizuno, Federation Square, City of Melbourne, Nova 100, 3AW, Runner’s World, coles.com.au, Running Fit
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