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Team Cure Diabetes is running in major cities around Australia – and we need YOU to join us!

The events selected for each state are some of Australia’s largest and most popular, offering a variety of distances for any level of runner. From the novice tackling a first 5km to a seasoned marathoner, you can be a part of Team Cure Diabetes!

You just pick your challenge, sign up, and start raising funds for type 1 diabetes research. You may even be able to rope in some friends, family or workmates to run with you!

Join Team Cure Diabetes in your city

Click on your city’s event to register:

Thank to all of our ACT and WA runners who have completed their events recently, and raised nearly $9,000 for type 1 diabetes research.

Perks of running with Team Cure Diabetes

  • FREE Team Cure Diabetes running singlet when you raise your first $100
  • Dedicated closed Facebook group to share running and fundraising tips
  • The opportunity to make a difference to people with type 1 diabetes through funding more life-changing research projects
  • Meet other people who care about JDRF’s mission just as much as you do
  • Conquer a personal physical challenge while getting fitter and faster.
  • Support to reach your fundraising goals through a local JDRF team member

Meet Rebecca, from Team Cure Diabetes

Rebecca Gray is taking on her first 10km ever, at Run Melbourne. Rebecca has already raised more than $2,800 for type 1 diabetes research, and hopes to reach $3,000.

“I’ve had type 1 diabetes since I was seven. As I’ve gotten older I’ve realised that the key to success with my diabetes is exercise. I have committed to lots of running events and physical challenges to keep me motivated. When I saw there was an opportunity to run at Run Melbourne and raise money for JDRF my first thought was “Why not?” So here I am!

The hardest part of the challenge I think will be the training and actually running 10km. My longest run I have ever completed is 8km. But I’m definitely up for the challenge!

All the support I have received from the people around me is keeping me motivated. I come from a small country town where word travels fast and the support is endless. Between me and my amazing partner, our fundraising efforts have already blitzed my initial $1,000 fundraising goal!

10km seems like a long way, and it probably does to a lot of people, but if there is one thing I have learnt when it comes to physical challenges, it’s that it’s all about having a go! Having a go is pretty much my life quote. Being a school teacher means that it’s a quote that comes in handy every day. A few years ago, I never would have imagined I would have been able to run 2km, let alone 10km! You can do anything if you put your mind to it. And if you fail, you can only learn from your mistakes and push on.”

So what are you waiting for? Lace up the runners and start telling everyone you know that you’re on a mission to help achieve a word without type 1 diabetes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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