Melbourne Marathon 2019 – what great a day for running and fundraising


In early June, the Grade 5 class at Carey Grammar held their annual fundraising market for JMB Foundation…

c this year. We’re pleased to report that 116 supporters donned our signature blue singlets and t-shirts and joined team JMB Foundation on the track. The full marathon had 10 ambitious athletes running, while 47 signed up for the half marathon, 43 attempted the 10 km track, 10 managed the 5 kms, and 6 more walked 3 kms. This year, we had three lead fundraisers 1st Vic D’Cruz, 2nd Richard Flynn and 3rd Ethan Seamer, together raising close to $5000 for the Foundation.

The Melbourne Marathon day is always special for us because we see just how much support there is out there for the Foundation and the work we do. So many people contributed to make the 2019 Melbourne Marathon the success it was. Our dedicated fundraisers appealed to their friends, families and colleagues to contribute to their campaigns to reward them for their efforts, which in turn rewarded JMBF with a total of $21,946 in donations, representing an outstanding effort. We thank everyone who started a campaign, or gave to one. 116-plus runners showing off our brand on marathon day made quite an impact and helped to raise awareness of the Foundation. Our very warm thanks to our sponsors, Invesco and Sharp and Carter, for so generously underwriting the cost of our shirts and organisational costs this year. Such significant contributions mean we can put more money where it does the most good – into our grants program to help young people with ABI.
The event couldn’t take place without the huge army of volunteers required to make everything work on the day, and JMBF volunteers make up a significant proportion each year. We are really proud of our 2019 team, every one of who put in a fantastic effort.

Kat Rushford from the IMG Melbourne Marathon noted “I want to send out a huge thank you to you and your wonderful crew for another well-executed Melbourne Marathon. We have received some incredible feedback on our social media posts and via our enquiries email, from participants singing the volunteers praises, saying just how much they appreciated their support and dedication throughout the whole event.”

The result of these efforts was a $24,624 donation from the event organisers, so if you volunteered – THANK YOU. We are always so impressed by the support we receive for the Marathon, and we are sincerely grateful for your contribution. Thank you to everyone who joined in on marathon day. We hope we can look forward to having you onboard again in 2020.