2015 Melbourne Marathon – thank you runners and volunteers

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2015 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival an outstanding success

We did it! Well, actually, YOU did it.  On Sunday 18 October thousands of runners converged on the MCG for one of Melbourne’s most exciting events of the year.  We are thrilled to have had more than 200 runners on the JMB team, sporting our JMB colours and fundraising for us. So far the fundraising tally is more than $40,000 and there are still donations coming in.  Very well done to everyone who signed up and put in such a huge effort – whether you did the full marathon, the half marathon, the 10 km or the 5.7 km run, or the 3 km walk.  Every step you ran or walked helped JMB.

We are equally thrilled with the efforts of more than 350 volunteers who spent the morning on the course as marshals, supervising intersections and managing pedestrian traffic, or at water stations, handing out water to runners as they passed by. We want to say a huge thank you to every one of you. The event simply can’t happen without the JMB volunteer team, and you should all be very proud of what you did.  JMB will receive a donation of more than $27,000 because of your efforts, so your participation goes a really long way towards helping us to help young Australians suffering from an acquired brain injury.

We really can’t thank you enough. Congratulations to you all on making the 2015 Melbourne Marathon such an outstanding success for JMB.

We would love to hear from you if you have any stories to tell from the day. Or send us your photos and we’ll publish them here. Email info@jmbfoundation.org.au

JMB Foundation thanks Paula Mahoney for generously giving her time and skill to photograph the day’s events.

Above: JMB team runners gathered after their efforts at the JMB marquee in the team village at the MCG. Right: James's mum Robyn with partner Phil Brewin and JMB Chair Helen Sykes on Marathon Day 2015.

JMB team runners at the 2015 Melbourne Marathon.