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Monday 8th April 2019

Woodlea Short Course helps raise $1.5 million for Good Friday Appeal

The sun was shining at the Herald Sun Transburban Run for the Kids on Sunday 7th April, with 22,000 people crowding Melbourne Docklands to help raise $1.5 Million for the Good Friday Appeal.


The morning kicked off at 8:30 am with a Woodlea Joggernauts stretching session, led by local personal trainer Andy Palermo and Joggernauts ambassador Sharni Layton, who helped the team prepare to take on the Woodlea Short Course.


Located near the starting line, the Woodlea zone was not hard to miss. The area was an explosion of colour and streamers, with balloons and mini trampolines providing a fun photo background for R4K participants and families to strike their best pose.


As soon as the race began, there was a sea of orange over the Bolte Bridge with over 100 Joggernauts taking part in the Woodlea Short Course with adults and children of all ages running, jogging and walking the 5.2km course.


Woodlea cheerleaders kept spirits high along the way as participants left CityLink at Footscray Road and passed the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel before finishing along the water at Newquay Promenade.


One by one, the Joggernauts came around the corner to be greeted by family and friends at the finishing line with Sharni giving out high-fives as they completed the race.


The chill out zone was full of tired racegoers as they replenished their fluids with Sugar Free-zies icy poles, fresh smoothies and ice cold H2coco coconut water. Racegoers and families were invited to take a seat on a beanbag or chair and talk about their adventure over the bridge.


The Joggernauts were all looking incredible in their orange outfits with many going above and beyond with their costumes for their chance to win a trip to Hotham, but it was Jagjit Singh who took out the main prize and won the family trip for four worth $2500.

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