Calling all runners and walkers to join Team Finnan's Gift for the 2016 Melbourne Marathon Festival!
2016 will be the fifth consecutive year that Team Finnan's Gift will take part in the Melbourne Marathon Festival, and yet again, we will be turning up in style! To date, Team Finnan’s Gift has raised over $72,000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and have had over 150 runners be a part of the team. Amazingly, we’ve also had a number of runners who keep coming back! Some have done two, some three and some all five races!!! This is an extra special year for the Camplin-Warners, with there being a new addition to their family due early August and a new member to Team Finnan's Gift!
This year we’re aiming for a Team Finnan’s Gift record! We’ve set a highly ambitious fundraising goal of $25,000, which will help us get to the overall Finnan’s Gift goal of raising $150,000 to purchase Karl Storz Vitom and Camera System for the Cardiac Surgery Unit at the RCH. This ground breaking technology records operating procedures in full high-definition, also takes still photos in theatre that will be used to provide vital imagery and training to surgeons and clinical staff, both during and post surgery. Given there are on average 700 surgeries each year on precious children battling CHD - this really is life saving equipment.
To reach our target, we're going to need approximately 100 team members, so we're calling on everyone to join us. Whether you’re interested in doing the 3k walk, the 5k, the 10k, the half-marathon or indeed the full marathon, we would love you to join Team Finnan’s Gift for this years Melbourne Marathon Festival and fundraise with us. No matter what your running level, we would simply love having you on the team!
"Join by yourself or with a friend, do it as a family, or get a group of work colleagues together and be a part of something truly special. An exceptionally strong team spirit has developed amongst the Finnan’s Gift supporters and this gives us all an opportunity to connect in a fun and meaningful way” said Finnan's Gift's cofounder, Alisa Camplin-Warner
"We can't wait to see the team form again, we're looking forward to welcoming back so many of our Finnan’s Gift friends and hopefully adding many new members." Said Oliver Camplin-Warner
As a member of Team Finnan's Gift, you'll be invited to join the rest of the team at our exclusive race day venue – Collingwood Football Club’s Training Facility – which is literally 50metres from the start-line. We’ll have fresh fruit and water courtesy of Boost Juice Southgate, our own toilets, a warm place to stretch, get changed and leave our bags …. as well as seriously great team T-Shirts!
Follow these simple steps to register and join our team:
1) Register for either the marathon, half-marathon, 10k, 5.7k or 3k walk at www.melbournemarathon.com.au.
2) Fill out your personal details and select 'Team Finnan's Gift' as your team. Enter the password: teamfg2016
3) On the second page under Entry Status, select 'Individual Entrant'.
3) When at the fundraising section, choose the 'another charity not listed here' option.
4) Click on the "Create Fundraising Page" on the top right hand side of this page to set up your Team Finnan's Gift fundraising page. If you're participating as a team, select the team option so that each team member can set up their own fundraising page as part of your team.
5) Start training and hit the streets knowing you will be part of an amazing team looking to make Finnan's Gift history and help kids in need at the RCH!
No matter your fitness ability we’d love to have you and your friends on board! If you're a sub three hour marathon runner, a casual 10ker or even someone who just loves a Sunday afternoon walk with their family, please consider signing up to Team Finnan’s Gift.
As part of the team you will be invited to special events, receive motivational emails with tips and advice, and everyone who raises over $250 will receive a Team Finnan’s Gift running shirt! Make sure you sign up to participate early as entries in the popular distances are capped and close quickly.