This week Run Melbourne presented by lululemon announced the ambassadors for this year’s event – in its 10th year in 2017 – with a special Mindful Morning event in Albert Park.
The five inspiring ambassadors – spanning all levels of running and fitness – will run Melbourne on 30 July to raise funds and awareness for their chosen charities.
Gold medal Paralympian Kelly Cartwright leads this year’s ambassadors. Having lost a leg to cancer at 15, Cartwright overcame great challenges to become one of Australia’s most successful and celebrated athletes. She won a gold medal at the 2012 London Paralympics, and set a new world record in the long jump in the event.
Endurance athlete Samantha Gash, who completed a 3800km run across India last year, will join Cartwright as an ambassador along with elite running coach Paul Mackinnon, Michael Ramsey, owner of six F45 training studios, as well as recent convert to running and founder of cult tea brand Matcha Maiden Sarah Holloway.
Lisa Holmes, Runner’s World editor and CEO of Sole Motive, says, “These five inspiring Melburnians have been chosen as ambassadors for this year’s event, because they couldn’t be a more perfect fit – they have very different running stories and we are tremendously excited to have them on board.”
Run Melbourne has raised over $12 million for more than 400 charities over the past 10 years, and Runner’s World is proud to be a part of such a fantastic event: we’re presenting the Runner’s World Half-Marathon in July.
Run Melbourne presented by lululemon will take place on Sunday, 30 July, and is expected to attract 20,000 participants across three events: the Runner’s World Half-Marathon, 10K run and 5K run.