Run for Research success!
What a sight it was to see over 12,000 people line Jervois Quay in Wellington on Sunday 26 February for the sell-out 2012 AMI Round the Bays!
This year our involvement in this event was taken to a whole new level after being announced as the events new Official Charity Partner. Around 130 people took part in the Malaghan Institute Run for Research and over 150 people participated as Malaghan Charity Runners, helping to raise over $35,000 to support our research.
Melissa Moon, the two-time World Mountain Running Champion, World Stair Racing Champion and Malaghan Institute Run for Research Ambassador, gave a motivating speech to the crowd, kicking the event off to a great start on what was a stunning Wellington day.
The Run for Research brought together people of all ages, from all walks of life and fitness levels, however a uniting feature was their motivation to get behind a great cause and support the work of the Malaghan Institute. For some it was the loss of a loved one that drove them to take part and fundraise, for others, simply the knowledge that they were making a difference.
The event provided an excellent opportunity to reach the wider community and raise awareness of the Malaghan Institute in addition to raising important funds. To capitalise on this opportunity, the Institute was also supported by Lexus of Wellington who loaned a Lexus RX SUV that was branded with decals for the period leading up to the event.
This year marked the beginning of a great partnership between the Malaghan Institute, AMI Insurance and Sport Wellington and it is fantastic to have the opportunity to get the Malaghan name out there and associated with such a well known and loved community focused event.
We have been humbled by the enthusiasm and dedication of the individuals and teams who took part in the Run for Research and the support of those in the community who donated. Thank you to everyone involved for making the 2012 Run for Research such a great success!
Thank you to the following organisations for their amazing support of the 2012 Run for Research: