If you’re thinking about entering an event (or already have!) at this year’s Melbourne Marathon Festival, our training programs can help you get to the finish line in the best possible shape! And what’s more, you’ll be representing and supporting a great charitable cause as part of your journey.
River’s Gift is Australia’s only SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) specific charitable organisation, focusing purely on their mission of Stamping Out SIDS! Every dollar you raise as part of your training and race journey will contribute to critical funding of genetic research into this tragic syndrome. Australia still loses over 100 babies a year suddenly and unexpectedly in sleep, and it’s our mission to stamp out such tragedy. And we’d love you to join in and help us.
This program is a partnership with River’s Gift, Kieser and Run Strong.
The events at Melbourne Marathon Festival include:
Half Marathon (21km)
Event Date: Training commences Monday, July 24th 2023
Program Details: What do participants receive?
Joining our program, you join our community. We are here to guide you every step of the way. As part of your journey you will receive:
You will receive a 12 week training program, for whichever Melbourne Marathon Event you have entered, developed by Run Strong.
Participate in webinars with the experts.
Week 1 Program Introduction. Julian, Run Strong.
Week 3 Injury Management and Treatment. Rob, Kieser.
Week 6 Q & A. Julian, Run Strong and Rob, Kieser.
Week 9 Strength Training for pace and distance. Rob, Kieser.
Week 12 Race Day Tips Julian, Run Strong.
Receive branded Running Collateral.
1 x River’s Gift branded singlet.
1 x River’s Gift Steigen branded socks.
Receive your own online fundraising page.
A target of $250.
Join a Community.
You will be added to a ‘What’s App’ group. Join a community of like-minded people, organise training run meet ups, receive regular motivational posts and have the opportunity to message our experts.
Existing Kieser members who register will receive a½ price physio session to ensure that their program is optimised for their running goals AND a complimentary Assisted Training session with one of our exercise scientists to ensure they are training at the correct intensity and (Total Value $129.50).
All River’s Gift run training participants can access half price physio assessments to ensure that they are in optimum shape to not only make it to the start line but also to complete the run. (Total value $57.50) They will also be offered member rates for physio sessions in the lead up to the Run (saving $10 per session).
About the partners
Physio Rehabilitation & Strength Training.
Rob Osborne the Regional Leader and Senior Physiotherapist for Kieser Geelong, Torquay & Ocean Grove is a long-term supporter of River’s Gift. The Kieser method is a fusion of health science and exercise science. It is an approach based on the key principles of exercise science and is grounded in decades of results from over 100 centres worldwide. Our focus at Kieser is on functional improvement irrespective of pursuits, age or condition.
About Run Strong
Run Strong Online Coaching is a coaching service that offers runners personalised training programs for events ranging from 1500m to ultra marathons. The Run Strong program aims to build strength and long term running progression. Run Strong use gradual increases in mileage and intensity to challenge you to a point of improvement, without high risk of injury by overtraining.