Quick as Thieves: The Run
Set along Melbourne’s beautiful beachside suburbs in Port Philip and Bayside, participants are treated to some of the most spectacular views of the city’s skyline. There will be four different events (distances) on offer between St.Kilda (Riva Marina) and Sandringham Beach.
Runners will be starting in the wee hours of the morning and have to be self-sufficient for the first few hours of their run.
The original, starting in St. Kilda at 7am, runners will have to finish three loops to conquer the distance.
An out-and-back race for the fast and furious ones.
The short and sweet – just to be part of it.
While Quick as Thieves is organised by volunteers, there is a substantial cost per participant, including insurance, logistics, signage, bibs, first aid, medals, T-shirts, to name a few. All these costs must be paid up front months in advance.
Quick as Thieves is not only a physical challange it is also an important fundrasing event. We count on your commitment that by signing up for this event you endeavour to reach your minimum fundraising target of $1,000, to help restore sight to up to 40 needlessly blind people. See you on the track - thank you!
raised to continue Fred’s work
people will have their sight restored
people are stepping up
- Shauni just donated $25.01
- Mike just donated $1484.00
- KEITH MURPHY just donated $40.00
- James Lister just donated $25.00
- David Veentjer just donated $25.00
- Amanda Moore just donated $30.00
- clare mccann just donated $30.00
- Nikki Mehta just donated $50.00
- Anonymous just donated $20.00
- Yenni Lim just donated $50.00
- Clarence Fisk just donated $50.00
- Matched Donation just donated $17000.00
- Anonymous just donated $17000.00
- Kevin Niesen just donated $100.00
- Reece just donated $500.00
- Ilse Martyns just donated $40.00
- Cam just donated $42.00
- Mat Munro just donated $50.00
- Nick Markham just donated $20.00
- Vincent Heng just donated $50.00
The Fred Hollows Foundation
Over the past 30 years, with the help from people like Thick as Thieves, The Fred Hollows Foundation was able to restore sight to over 3 million people around the world.
Today more than ever we need your support, there are over 43 million people who are blind and over 295 million who are vision impaired and sadly, 9 out of 10 people do not have to be blind! A small procedure costing as little as $25 can help restore sight to these people.
Each step you take and each dollar you raise will help these people to get not only their sight but also their dignity back – you will help change lives for ever!
What the community has to say...
“One biggest things that i've taken away from training is just being able to feel fit and healthy and my blood is just pulsing through my whole body you know I just i feel alive again…"
"The benefits have been ridiculous. The resilience that you build up when you're running in the rain and doing things that you wouldn't normally do and pushing yourself has rippled out into the rest of my life…”
"The 5 month’s training can be hard (although still fun!), but it teaches you to show up for yourself, to run a half or full marathon is one of the greatest feelings and accomplishments, every year you just want to do better than the year before.”