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OUTRUNCANCER's vision is to inspire people to make choices that reduce their chances to develop cancer. http://www.outruncancer.com
In 2011, following the loss of his mother to pancreatic cancer, Luca Turrini started the OUTRUNCANCER campaign, a series of running events to raise awareness and funds for cancer prevention studies and programs. In March 2012 Luca completed his challenge to run one marathon in each of the twenty Italian regions in 29 days raising $15,000 in donations for cancer research. Started as a lead-up event to the italian marathons challenge, the OUTRUNCANCER CORPORATE MARATHON has since become the flag event of the OUTRUNCANCER campaign. The event sees work colleagues from various corporations teaming up to complete a marathon (42.2km) on a treadmill. The two half-day 2012 and 2013 editions, held in only one gym in Sydney, have seen more than 200 participants raising over A$60,000 in donations for charity. Inspired by Luca's story and passion for the cause, many participants are now regular runners and follow a more health conscious life style. The enormous success of the events and people positive feedback have encouraged Luca to invest on a project to scale the OUTRUNCANCER CORPORATE MARATHON Australia-wide. Most importantly, to continue to work on OUTRUNCANCER's vision to create awareness about the relationship between life-style and cancer risk and inspire people to make choices that reduce their chances to develop cancer.
599 FB users likes Outruncancer, set it to 16 position in Likes Rating for Sydney, Australia in Non-profit organization category
Today is medical research tomorrow is medical practice - says Cancer Council NSW. CEO at #outracecancer. @cancercounciloz #Outruncancer #24hrmadness #nearlythere #teamaustralia #runlab
And here we come.. 200km!! Well done @LucaTurrini. Only one hour to go! #outracecancer #24hmadness #doitforcancer #outruncancer @cancercounciloz @cancercouncilnsw
Guys Luca has hit a big wall..quads are sore and physical and mental tiredness are simply taking over. There's not long to go now but if anyone is awake in the wee morning hours and wants to post a message of encouragement, now's the time to do it! #outracecancer #24hrmadness #nearlythere
This is going to be the toughest part, going through the night. But 2 positive news that put a smile on the face of all the people running and riding right now.. Donations hit $59,000!! And number of hours to go has gone from double to single digit.. 'only' 9 hours and a bit to go! #outracecancer #24hmadness #doitforcancer #outruncancer Cancer Council Australia Cancer Council NSW TeamAustralia Runlab
I know this is totally off-topic, but we have booked a room at the The Westin Sydney hotel, which is just A-M-A-Z-I-N-G and we are not even going to sleep there.. how unfair?? Maybe if I complain about the noise coming from Martin Place they will give us an extra night for free? ;) #cheeky #whatawifehastodotostayatanicehotel #outracecancer #24hrmadness
Another quick update on the donations front.. we have reached $54,346!! What do you think, shall we aim for $60,000? #outracecancer #outruncancer #doitforcancer #24hrmadness #teamaustralia Cancer Council Australia Cancer Council NSW
TREADMILLS CAN PRODUCE
- hence not recommended for boring people
- and the best outfit gets time bonus!
WHY NOT GO FOR
THE FASTEST MARATHON?
- OCTM2016 - AMP - 02:12
- and give cancer the middle finger
GIVEAWAYS & REFRESHMENTS
- in case you needed any more convincing
We came a long way since our first Corporate Treadmill Marathon in 2012 with 10 teams and 90 runners from 3 corporates.
Every year we have taken an extra step, to make our events bigger and better.
In 2018, we have hit the milestone of running the OCTM in 6 venues, for a total of 50 teams, 530 runners and 32 corporations.
For our WALL OF FAME and to give you a target to aspire to:
The fastest marathon by a male team was recorded in 2018, by Running Science: 2 hours and 10 minutes .
The fastest marathon by a female team was recorded in 2014, by CBA: 2 hours and 55 minutes .
The fastest marathon by a mixed team was recorded in 2017, by AMP: 2 hours and 22 minutes .
The highest fundraising by an individual was recorded in 2018 by Chris Jensen with $3,875 The highest fundraising by a team (before $ matching) was recorded in 2016 by AMP ES&I Shake n Bake team with $6,950
We believe there is always room to improve.
We’re looking for the early adopters, the pioneers and the brave souls who want to lead the pack rather than follow it.
People who want to break new ground rather than shuffle along the track.
Does that sound like you?