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Run for the Kids (Sunday March 24th, 2013)

Run for the Kids 2013

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Melbourne, Victoria
Sunday, 24 March 2013

**UPDATE 24/03/13 – This morning the Herald Sun / CityLink Run for the Kids helped raise over $1.95 million for the Royal Children’s Hospital. CityLink has also donated another $50k, taking the total to $2 million raised.

Congratulations to everyone who came down and took part in today’s event!

Check out Herald Suns great photo gallery of the event online – HERE

2013 R4TK Results / Times

VIEW THE 2013 RESULTS ONLINE

The timing and results from the 2013 Run for the Kids will be available shortly. The results were captured by Timing Sports, using an electronic timing tag system that recorded participants via a signal emitting chip attached to each entrant’s shoe as they cross the start and finish lines.

If you ran in this years Run for the Kids and had a timing tag attached to your shoe on your laces the results and times should be available soon.

We will be updating our Facebook Page as soon as we are made aware of timing results being released, so if you would like to stay up-to-date with the release of all this years race results all you need to do is like our page below and we will let you know as soon as it happens.

The results have been released and can be viewed online here or buy a copy of the Herald Sun for Tuesday 26th March, 2013.

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It’s time for everyone to sign up for the main fun run event in Melbourne for 2013. That event of course is The 2013 Herald Sun/CityLink Run for the Kids.

As you are participating in the challenge of Run for the Kids 2013 and enjoying the best of Melbourne, spare a thought for the hundreds of patients at the Royal Children’s Hospital, who aren’t able to run, walk or skip their way around the unique course.

Each will benefit from your involvement in the event, as money raised will fund projects, research and technological innovations to ensure that every child receives the very best treatment now and into the future.

By doing a little bit more, you can help so much.

01/04/2012 NEWS: Herald Sun Run for the kids. Start of 5 km event.

Race Event Details & Entry Fees

ENTRY UPDATE: Time to celebrate – the Run for the Kids 2013 has officially SOLD OUT! Thank you to each and every one of the 35,000 people who have signed up in 2013 to make it the biggest run yet.

We can’t wait for Sunday, 24 March and hope that together we can keep raising as much money as possible for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
 

This enormous event of 35,000 entries could not be staged without the dedication and hard work of volunteers. Behind the scenes the event relies on more than 800 volunteers to man drink stations, street corners and the finish line to assist and cheer the runners on their way.

-> Join the Volunteer Army!

The Run for the Kids is on Sunday 24th March 2013 and there are two distances to choose from. The long course is 15km and starts at 8.50am, and the short course which is 5.5km starts at 8.10am.

The long course (15km) event is $52 per person, with $31 donated to the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday appeal.
The short course (5.5km) event is $47 per person, with $29 donated to the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday appeal.

How do I enter?

You can enter via two methods either online via the registration page, or by obtaining an entry form from the Herald Sun, completing and returning it to the Race Office for processing.

To register online, all runners and walkers need to register via the Run for the Kids website……click here (EVENT SOLD OUT!)

No entries will be accepted on race day!

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Run for the Kids Volunteers!


This enormous event of 35,000 entries could not be staged without the dedication and hard work of volunteers. Behind the scenes the event relies on more than 800 volunteers to man drink stations, street corners and the finish line to assist and cheer the runners on their way.

Volunteering is a terrific way of being involved and helping to raise vital funds for the 2013 Good Friday Appeal.

Lunch is provided, and all volunteers receive a free tshirt.

Volunteers for the 2013 Herald Sun/CityLink Run for the Kids must be 16 years of age on 24 March 2013 and will be required to attend one of two Information and Training Sessions in February-March 2013. Further details regarding training sessions will be provided.

Course Marshal – On Course
Course Marshals are assigned to designated areas along the run course to help ensure that the course is safe for participants to compete on. The course is divided into 6 Sectors. Each Sector will have a Sector Leader and these Sector Leaders will be issued a radio and will brief and deploy individual marshals to the course.

Drink Station Assistant – On Course
Volunteers are deployed to drinks stations on the course to ensure that runners are provided with drinks while participating in the event. Volunteers set up drink stations before the runners arrive by laying out cups and filling with water. They then provide drinks to runners, and remove empty/used cups.

Start / Finish Drink Station Assistant – Race Village
Volunteers provide drinks to runners at the start line. After the long course starts, they pack up the start line drinks station and move to the finish line. At the finish line, volunteers provide drinks to runners, and remove empty/used cups.

Start Line / Finish Line Marshal – Race Village
Volunteers help direct entrants to the correct marshalling zone areas at the Start line. Each zone is clearly indicated with feather flags & signs corresponding to coloured race numbers. When the runners cross the finish line they will be exhausted and excited. They will most likely want to stop, rest and chat. This can create a very congested finish area. It is your job to congratulate and thank them but to then kindly ask them to keep moving as they need to pass through the back-up timing system to ensure their time is captured.

Timing Chip Removal Marshals – Race Village
Volunteers assist competitors to remove their timing chips after they cross the line and collect them in the supplied tubs. Clippers will be provided.

Information Assistant – Race Village
A specific Information Tent will be set up in the Village as a central point for general questions and enquires. Some volunteers are required to staff the tent, some will be positioned on stands to help direct people and others will wander through the Village and help answer people’s questions.

Baggage Services Assistant – Race Village
A fenced baggage storage area will be set up in the village with entries at one end and exits at the other. Volunteers assist with managing the flow of participants through this area.

Volunteer Services Assistant – Race Village
Volunteers will be responsible for checking in all volunteers for the event and providing them with meal vouchers and tshirts.

REGISTER TO BE A VOLUNTEER

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You can select from two different distances to enter for the Run for the Kids

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15.5km Event


15km long course
Start Time – 8.50am
Start Location – Alexandra Avenue

A brief course description:The 2013 Herald Sun/CityLink Run for the Kids long course incorporates all of the unique features that have made it a landmark event and gives participants access to normally off-limit roads. The race village and start/finish area are in Kings Domain, making it easy for family and friends who are not competing to be part of the fun and close to the action.

The race starts at Kings Domain in Alexandra Avenue, right next to the Alexandra Gardens, heads over Swan Street Bridge, into Batman Avenue and through the Domain Tunnel.

Coming off Bolte Bridge, runners travel back into the city via Docklands along Waterfront Promenade, New Quay Promenade and Harbour Esplanade where Channel 7 staff will be waiting at a drink station with entertainment and special give-aways.

The course will rejoin Spencer Street as per last year, cross Queensbridge and proceed down the waterfront at Southbank. Runners will pass Hamer Hall, and continue under Princes Bridge, along Boathouse Drive, turn through the Alexandra Gardens into a short uphill section along Petticoat Lane to enter St Kilda Road and onto the same finish as previous years.

To view the course map Click here, or scroll to the bottom of this page.

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5.5km Event


5.5km short course
Start Time – 8.10am
Start Location – Boathouse Drive

A brief course description:A shorter 5.5km scenic course is also available to allow those participants who do not feel comfortable about running or jogging 15km but wish to be involved in the event and play a significant part in raising money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

The short course starts in Alexandra Avenue, does a circuit of the Yarra River via Batman Ave and Federation Square, and then down St Kilda Road, along Birdwood Avenue and u-turns back to the finish in Linlithgow Avenue.

To view the course map Click here, or scroll to the bottom of this page.

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EVENT SOLD OUT!

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Do it for Charity!!!

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This is the biggest fun run event in Melbourne each year and helps raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
In 2013, we hope to raise more than ever for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Every little bit helps provide the Hospital with funds for new equipment or facilities.

Each donation is recorded on your fundraising page along with messages of encouragement from your supporters, and all the administration is taken care of by Everyday Hero, so you’ll still have plenty of time to train for race day.

Start your donation page here

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GOOD FRIDAY APPEAL

The Good Friday Appeal is the public face of fundraising for Victoria’s Royal Children’s Hospital. It has provided more than $245 million to the hospital since the Appeal began in 1931. 90 cents in every dollar raised is used by The Royal Children’s Hospital to purchase medical equipment and to fund research. Click here for details

The Run for the Kids 2013 Map

Run for the Kids Course Map
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MaxNRG Personal Training’s Involvement

This year we are hoping to have a number of our clients and a few of our personal training team entering the event. So make sure to keep an eye out for our Moonee Valley based personal trainers who will participating in the charity event and come and say hello.

Our mobile personal trainers that operate throughout Melbourne can help you make sure that your current training regime will allow you to participate in any fun run, walk or bike ride that you set out to achieve. Call 0403-741-278 or fill out our online form and a member of the MaxNRG Personal Training team will contact you shortly.

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EVENT SOLD OUT!

2013 Sunset Series, presented by Brooks

2013 Sunset Series, Presented by Brooks

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Race 1: The Tan, Kings Domain – Wednesday 6 February, 2013
Race 2: Melbourne Zoo, Royal Park – Wednesday 20 February, 2013
Race 3: Princes Park, Carlton – Wednesday 6 March, 2013

If you’re looking for a fun way to gauge and increase your fitness level in 2013, while fundraising for a great cause, enter the Sunset Series, presented by Brooks, and strive to smash your personal best!

This year FebFast are the official charity of the Sunset Series, so take a break from alcohol for 28 days and help raise money that goes to programs which help the most vulnerable young people and families who are tackling serious alcohol and drug issues.

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Race 1 is on Wednesday, 6 February at The Tan Track, and the Sunset Series offers a 4km or 8km run/walk and the opportunity to measure your progress and get better with each race spread out over the month. Race 2 will be taking place on Wednesday, 20 February at Melbourne Zoo, and Race 3 will be held on Wednesday, 6 march at Princes Park.

With three unique running locations, including the Melbourne Zoo this year, there is something new to experience at each event! Enter the 3-Race Series today to help you keep your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions on track.

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Race 1 – The Tan, Kings Domain – Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Race Start Times:
6:50pm: 4km run
7:15pm: 8km run
7:20pm: 4km and 8km walk

Where:
The assembly area is located at Kings Domain, Botanical Gardens on Alexandra Avenue (Melway Ref: 2G 9A) and the start and finish line is at the assembly area.

Race 1 Map - The Tan Track

Anderson Street Hill Dash Competition

Anyone that has ever run the Tan Track before will know of the dreaded Anderson Street Hill! Located along Anderson Street, a third of the way along the course at Race 1, the hill gives you an added challenge to push through in your run.

This year, all participants in Race 1 will be timed how long it takes to get to the top of Anderson Street Hill. The fastest male in the 8km and the 4km will take home a pair of Brooks Vapor Running Shoes and the fastest female in both distances will get a $100 moving comfort voucher!

Participants must complete the race to win the hill dash.

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Race 2 – Melbourne Zoo, Royal Park – Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Race Start Times:
6:50pm: 4km run
7:15pm: 8km run
7:20pm: 4km and 8km walk

Where:
The assembly area is located at Brens Oval (right next to the main entrance to the Zoo) in Royal Park on Elliott Avenue (Melway Ref: 29 12F) and the start and finish line is at the assembly area.

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Race 2 Map - Melbourne Zoo - Royal Park

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Race 3 – Princes Park, Carlton – Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Race Start Times:
6:50pm: 4km run
7:15pm: 8km run
7:20pm: 4km and 8km walk

Where:
The assembly area is located at VISY Park (Princes Park), on Garton Street (Melway Ref: 29 H12) and the start and finish line is at the assembly area.

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Race 3 Map - Princes Park, Carlton, VIC

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How to Enter:

Early bird entries close at 5pm Wednesday, one week prior to the event.

Early Bird Closes – Race 1: Wednesday, 23 January
Early Bird Closes – Race 2: Wednesday, 13 February
Early Bird Closes – Race 3: Wednesday, 27 February

Online entries close 12 noon Tuesday prior the event.

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There is also on-day registration available at the assembly area of each event starting at 5:30pm.

What do I get for my entry fee?

– The first 1200 series entrants will receive a free Brooks running tee
– Accurate electronic timing from the Start to Finish Events Ipico timing system
– Giveaways for those entering the individual events
– >Medals to overall placegetters in run events
– Win one of many spot prizes!

MaxNRG Personal Training’s Involvement

For those who have entered the entire 2013 Sunset Series CONGRATULATIONS from the team at MaxNRG Personal Training, best of luck with tracking and seeing your improvement across the 3 events.

This year we have a few of our MaxNRG clients who competed in last years events as well as some first timers who will be completing all 3 races in the series. We will also have some of our MaxNRG trainers competing so please come up and say hello before or after the race if you see us.

If you’re not yet registered for this event but you think that this might be the challenge you are looking for but need some help getting started fill out our online enquiry form or call 0403-741-278 and speak to either of our head personal trainers Russell Laurie or David Atkinson and we can help get you started.

At MaxNRG we are a mobile personal training company that comes to you and can assist you with any of your health fitness goals; we currently have a number of clients training with us in preparation for various fitness events this year. Learn more about our personal training services in Carlton, VIC

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Running Fit Super Sunset Series – Race 3 (Wednesday March 7th, 2012)

Running Fit Super Sunset Series – Race 3

Princess Park, Carlton North
Wednesday 7 March, 2012

This is the 3rd and final part of the Running Fit Super Sunset Series held at Princes Park, Carlton on the 7th March 2012.
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Some of you may already be series entrants BUT you don’t have to be!

This is a fantastic location for a run/walk, so whether you’re looking to test yourself and improve your time, need to mix up your weekly training routine or you simply want to have some fun while you exercise get on board this final race of the series.

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Running Fit Super Sunset Series – Race 3

Entry Details

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  • Early bird entries are still open! Closing on the 29th February 2012 5pm.
  • Enter online HERE (this will remain open until Tuesday 6th March 12pm)
  • On the day entry from 5:30pm – arrive early to avoid queues

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Your race number and timing tag are provided ON THE DAY at the Number Pick-up marquee. This will be open from 5pm, please cue up under the first letter of your surname.

4km run/walk and 8km run/walk

Adults: EARLY- $30 LATE – $35 ON DAY – $38
Children U/15: EARLY- $20 LATE – $23 ON DAY – $26
Concession (Full-time student or health care card holder): EARLY- $26 LATE – $30 ON DAY – $33

– No refunds. No dogs/bikes/rollerblades.
– Early entries close at 5:00pm on Wednesday. 29 February 2012.
– Online entries close at 12:00pm on Tuesday, 6 March 2012.
– Credit notes will only be issued if notified by 5pm Friday, one week prior to the event.A $10 administration fee will be deducted.

What do I get for my entry fee?

Accurate electronic timing from the Start to Finish Events Ipico timing system
Giveaways for those entering the individual events
Medals to overall placegetters in run events
– Win one of many spot prizes!

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Where:

VISY Park (Princes Park, Carlton, VIC)
Garton Street (Melway Ref: 29 H12)
– Begin and Finish at the Assembly Area

Public Transport Options:

There is about a 20 minute walk to the site from Flinders Street station.
Go to www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au for train and tram timetable information.

Race Times:

– 6:50pm 4km run
– 7:15pm 8km run
– 7:17pm 4km & 8km walk (event times subject to change)

Running Fit Super Sunset Series – Race 3 Map

MaxNRG Personal Training’s Involvement

For those who have entered the entire series CONGRATULATIONS from the team at MaxNRG Personal Training, you are almost there!

Hopefully you have seen an improvement across the first two races and will continue your success at Princess Park on March 7th.

We have a few of our MaxNRG clients completing their 3RD race in the series as well as some first timers so in show of support and to give some of our clients an extra push we will have some of our MaxNRG trainers competing so please come up and say hello before or after the race.

If you’re seeking more of a challenge and wish to change your distance for the final part of the series please notify Start to Finish by visting their website or calling (03) 9285 0600. On the day, you can also notify Start to Finish at the Number Pick Up marquee on the day.

If you’re not yet registered and think that this might be the challenge you are looking for but need some help getting started fill out our online enquiry form or call 0403-741-278 and speak to either of our head personal trainers Russell Laurie or David Atkinson.

At MaxNRG we are a mobile personal training company that comes to you and can assist you with any of your health fitness goals; we currently have a number of clients training with us in preparation for various fitness events this year. Learn more about our personal training services in Carlton, VIC

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