Runners of Melbourne

We’re celebrating runners like you everyday. We’d love to hear your Run Melbourne story, or a story of someone you know who’s participated or been involved in Run Melbourne before.

You may have run, been a volunteer, walked the 5k, raised money for your favourite charity, or come along to cheer on a loved one.

This year, we’re celebrating 10 year’s of Run Melbourne –thousands of runners, so many kilometers run, and over $10million raised for over 400 charities.

Run Melbourne Inspiring Story of the week

Each week we’ll share a new and inspiring Runners of Melbourne story. Submit yours below to be featured.

Cassie Butler, Black Rock, VIC:
I hope to help and inspire others who have been on similar journeys. My story begins in 2009 when a traumatic experience triggered the onset of an illness known as Fibromyalgia. The past six years has been a series of ups and downs and exercise plays a large part in my recovery. By finishing the Run Melbourne Event (10km) on Sunday 24th July I wanted to prove that despite my illness I was still able to finish the race. My goal is to bring awareness of Fibromyalgia – Run Melbourne is more than just a fun run. I had a great time and highly recommend this event in the future.

More Runners of Melbourne stories:

Glenn J B Eagle, Eagle Point, VIC:
I’ve completed Run Melbourne four times and I’m looking forward to my fifth Run Melbourne this year. I love the atmosphere and to celebrate with the like-minded athletes who are running for their special cause. I’m hoping to conquer Run Melbourne again this year with a 5K PB believing there is always room for improvement.




Sharon McGowan, Melbourne, VIC:
I was inspired by my Uncle Aidan, a man of courage and heart who persevered for 16 years following a major stroke. My uncle’s life was changed forever by stroke just like the many thousands in our community who have suffered a stroke this year. As CEO of the Stroke Foundation, I ran alongside our passionate supporters – many of them stroke survivors. I know we can beat stroke, which is why I will be Run Melbourne again this year.

Oliver Worthington, St.Kilda, VIC:
Saturday 14th June 2014 I started an exercise streak. 956 days on I am STILL exercising every day. This year, I am going to cross over into 1000 days straight and 3 years straight. I like to inspire others to start running so I have committed to running a marathon in 2017, Run Melbourne will play a huge part in that preparation. I will be targeting the half marathon at Run Melbourne.



Share your Run Melbourne Story

What we’re looking for:

  • Your fundraising efforts – you’ve raised money for a cause you love by entering Run Melbourne. Whether you raised $100 or $10, 000 we’d love to hear from you!
  • Your health/ fitness story – did you go beyond what you thought was possible, or achieved a fitness goal, hit a PB, or Run Melbourne was your first ever running event? No story is too small (or big)!
  • You ran with a team – Together as one, you conquered   Run Melbourne. You may have dressed up, had fun, or raised money for your favourite charity.
  • Anything – weird and wonderful. Did your whole family run together one year? Did you complete the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon all in one day?

What’s your Run Melbourne story? Please fill in the form below, and the Run Melbourne team will be in touch.


Submit your Run Melbourne Story

  • Please choose which best applies
  • If multiple years, please indicate year commenced and number years.
  • Please write your Run Melbourne story, sharing your experience at Run Melbourne.
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