Melbourne couldn’t have turned on a better spring day for the Marathon this year. Around 98 supporters, both walkers and runners, joined team JMB Foundation on the track, and we’re super grateful to Old Carey Grammarians Association for everyone being able to don our signature blue singlets and t-shirts once again.
The Melbourne Marathon is always special for us because we see first-hand just how much support there is out there for the Foundation and the work we do, culminating in a total amount raised of $14,224. We thank every Team JMB member who started a campaign, or gave to one and, in particular, Team Stace and Soph who raised an outstanding $6155 between them.
The day couldn’t take place without the huge army of volunteers required to make everything work on the day, and JMB make up a significant proportion of these generous helpers each year. Our drinks stations teams and course marshals did a fabulous job, resulting in a donation of nearly $30,000 from the event organisers, so if you were one of them – THANK YOU.
Save the Date!
The 2023 Melbourne Marathon is back on 15 October 2023. JMB Foundation will again be needing volunteers, and as the volunteer recruiter, the one thing I learned last year is it’s never too early to start recruiting! So if you would like to be part of our biggest annual fundraiser, volunteer as a course marshal or at a water station and save the date now! For more information go to https://jmbfoundation.org.au/volunteer/