Road Runners on the road to help Redcliffe Hospital

Road Runners on the run to help Redcliffe Hospital

Road Runners helping Redcliffe Hospital

Moreton Bay Road Runners (MBRR) are using their final hit out before the Jetty 2 Jetty (J2J) to support the annual Redcliffe Hospital Fun Run/Walk.

MBRR will host a full-distance race preparation training session on Sunday 20 June from 6am at Pelican Park, Clontarf, which will also be held in tandem with the 2021 REDDY Fun Run to raise money for Redcliffe Hospital.

“It made sense to link them both together,” said Andy Almond, who sits on the MBRR committee as overseer of the J2J.

“We’ll use whatever course the fun run is using and our only criteria is runners make a donation to the hospital fundraising.”

Support REDDY Fun Run

REDDY Fun Run was first held in 2020 and is a grassroots fun run to promote health and wellbeing while raising funds for Raise it for Redcliffe Hospital.

Redcliffe Hospital staff members and Peninsula locals, Rhonda Neal and Brooke Starkey-Luke started the event by donating entry fees from the cancelled Gold Coast Marathon in 2020 to Raise it for Redcliffe Hospital and do their own run to raise even more. The inaugural REDDY Fun Run featured 60 starters and raised $4,700.

Redcliffe Hospital Fundraising Manager, Sharyn Tidswell, says the funds raised from the first REDDY Fun Run went a long way to supporting important initiatives.

"Donations raised last year contributed to half the funding for the inaugural Raise it for Redcliffe Wishlist Grants 2020, including a shade sail for a staff break area, Staff Wellness Group initiatives, bereavement room for Women’s and Newborn Services, and an ultrasound training program for junior doctors."

Fundraising target is set

The 2021 fundraising has already eclipsed last year's total with nearly $6,000 raised.

"We would love to raise over $10,000 this year which will again go straight to supporting the Raise it for Redcliffe Wishlist Grants."

"People can also get on board by turning up on Sunday 20 June and cheering on the runners and walkers participating in the REDDY Fun Run," says Sharyn.

Runners set pace

MBRR will have 10km and 21km runs with club pacesetters enabling runners to test their preparations for the J2J on July 18 over the same course.

The MBRR full-distance training run will leave Pelican Park, Clontarf from 6am on Sunday 20 June. A donation to the REDDY Fun Run on the morning is all that is needed to participate in the training run.

Jetty to Jetty

The Jetty to Jetty Fun Run is on Sunday July 18 with races over 3km, 5km, 10km and half marathon distances along the Redcliffe Foreshore starting from Pelican Park.

Visit fundraise.rbwhfoundation.com.au/fundraisers/rhondaneal/reddy-fun-run-walk

Visit J2J.com.au for more information on the event and to register.

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