It may feel like the year has only just got started, but we think you’ll agree – October will be here before we know it.
It’s definitely not too early to start thinking about the 2015 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival. If you joined in last year, you will know how well we did – and how much fun you had. Our teams looked great in their JMB singlets, and everyone really gave their all for the JMB Foundation. The 10km team nailed first place, and scored an impressive trophy to prove it.
We’re already excited about this year’s event, and we’re happy to know that a handful of very early birds have been super-organised and have registered to run – and fundraise – for JMB on October 18th. If you’re thinking about taking part this year, why not follow their example and register now. Make sure you join a JMB team while you’re at it, and your free JMB singlet or T-shirt will be guaranteed.
Take the team spirit a step further by joining the JMB fundraising team as well. First of all set up your individual fundraising page here. Once you have that sorted, find your way to our JMB Team Fundraising page and just click the JOIN TEAM button on the right hand side, under the green DONATE button. Every dollar that your supporters donate to you will add to your individual fundraising total, AND add to the JMB fundraising team total. If we can build the team total we may find the JMB team in the top team fundraisers list and that’s really important. It means we are raising more than money; we’ll be raising awareness as well.
The JMB Foundation has been involved in Melbourne Marathon Festival event for the past eight years, fielding some of the largest teams of participants and consistently enjoying team success. We are really fortunate to have such enthusiastic support, not only from runners but also from volunteers who help us contribute to the overall management of the event. Each year we field a volunteer team numbering in the hundreds, to man drinks stations and direct traffic on and around the course. If you would like to help the JMB Foundation but you’re not really up for running, this is a great way to contribute. Drop us an email to register your interest and we’ll let you know how it all works.
We look forward to seeing you all in October for the 2015 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival.