Run Against Violence – Ultramarathon 2017

Most people have posted a final message on Facebook for the Run Against Violence challenge. But I will leave the final word here by team captain Julie.

Thank you so much to each and every one of you for joining me on this challenge – Mairead, Kerri, Tracey, Steven, Louise, Kelly, Kate, Megan, and Mathieu. Even though there were times when we thought we wouldn’t finish by today, you all pulled the runners on and hit the track. Your enthusiasm inspired me and you lifted each other. This is what a TEAM is all about.

Nathan, I wish you well with your injury recovery and hope you are back on the trails real soon.

Thank you for the friendship. I hope to see you all soon for a run. Maybe we can get together when I have your well-deserved medals.

Let’s keep the conversation and awareness going in our Run Against Violence.

Happy running and be injury free

On Saturday, September 16 our team had approximately 40 km to go in the Run Against Violence Challenge. For the first time in 18 days we knew we could do this. Even if the Sydney running Festival was canceled Saturday night the Shepparton based runners could have completed the distance. But that wasn’t the case. The Sydney runners ran strongly to complete the distance.

Tema Captain Julie had the privilege of clocking up the km to take us over 1300 km mark We were the 71st team to cross the line clocking up a total of 1395.52 km

Within the next week or so the team will receive a unique medal and any outstanding t-shirts. Most team members have expressed interest in participating again next year.

Kirrily Dear who ran 1300 km by herself with a support crew completed Sydney’s 10km event in a time of 56:11

Run Against Violence takes a grassroots approach to starting conversations about family violence prevention. We’re on a mission to engage all Australians in a positive conversation about family violence, to remove the stigma and barriers that prevent people asking for help.

We have a thriving social network as well as community based activities to connect with people, empower action through education and encourage involvement.

Congratulations to Megan Wood on completing her first Marathon in Sydney in a time of 3:50:46. Special thanks to Sue Olley for accompanying Mairead on many of her runs.



Venue Near railway line
Distance 1km (2 loops)
Volunteers so far Sue, Grant & Matt
Cost Free
Other As a promotion, we will offer a 16 month SRC membership deal (expiring Dec 2018

Shepparton Runners Club will be hosting a free 1km fun run across the back of Kids town on Sunday as part of Kids Fest. sign up from 11 am and run at midday. All runners receive a prize! Family’s welcome to run together