Notre Dame runs for a reason

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Winter 12-6-2012

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Publication Place



A cohort of students and staff from The University of Notre Dame Australia in Fremantle proudly laced up their running shoes to participate in the annual HBF Run for a Reason on Sunday 27 May.

Notre Dame had more than 30 representatives running, jogging or walking the picturesque streets of the Perth CBD for charity as part of a crowd of more than 20,000.

Participants at the event, including professional athletes, families and local business teams, could select either the 14km or 4km routes which had their respective challenges.

Student Connect Officer at the Fremantle Campus, Abe Van Hatch, competed in the arduous 14km event which took participants along Riverside Drive, through the Northbridge Tunnel and past the Burswood Golf Course. He said the event’s atmosphere made the run extremely enjoyable.

“It’s cold and dark when you get up in the morning but when you arrive and see thousands of like-minded people generating so much positive energy about the run, it inspires you to confront the challenge ahead,” Mr Van Hatch said.

“The dedication of Notre Dame’s staff and students who participated in the event was evident as they arrived at the start line ready to push their bodies to the limit for a good cause.”

The event raised more than $700,000 for the Cancer Council of Western Australia, Diabetes WA, Heart Foundation WA, Lifeline WA and other charitable organisations.

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