Melbourne Marathon 2016: Run/Walk for Healing and Hope

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It’s time to get your runners out and get in shape for the 2016 Melbourne Marathon! The big day is quickly approaching.

Whether you’re a distance runner or a recreational short distance walker or something in between, there’s a place for you with Team LifeCare at the 2016 Melbourne Marathon. We’re aiming to have 75 runners/walkers this year which would likely make Team LifeCare the largest team at the marathon (again)!

Join Team LifeCare for a fun day with meaning! Achieve a fitness goal and help fundraise for vulnerable families and young people.

“I never believed l could run 100m but with encouragement and perseverance, running now plays an important part in my life (both mentally and physically). For me, it is a natural release valve, a personal retreat and so much more.”
– Simon Goodfield

Don’t wait! Set your goal and sign up now to be part of Team LifeCare in the Melbourne Marathon 2016!

It only takes a few minutes to register or simply send me an email to get started:



Run and fundraise


  1. Go to
  2. Select the event you want to register for (click on the ‘Events’ menu item top left next to home tab) and follow the prompts to complete the registration.
  3. You Will be prompted to select a team at the end of the registration form, please select ” Team LifeCare” then enter the following password: LifeCareTeam.



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  1. Go to
  2. Click on the “Start Fundraising” button.
  3. Find Charity: Type “Crossway LifeCare Ltd”.
  4. Proceed with the registration form and set yourself a Target**, when done with everything press “Create Fundraising page”.
  5. Go to
  6. Click Join Team button, a window will pop-up with your fundraising page thumbnail and name displayed, click “Join us now”.
  7. Close the pop-up and CONGRATULATiONS you are a Team LifeCare member now.
  8. Share your page with your network to start fundraise for LifeCare.
  9. See you in October.

Set yourself a fundraising target. I’m aiming at $2k. Our highest fundraiser in the past raised over $20K! Our team goal is $75k, so if we have 75 runners raising $1k each we’ll reach our goal and see many families and young people find healing and hope through LifeCare!

You DON’T have to be a runner to create your own fundraising page, so simply follow the instructions above and start fundraising with LifeCare team.

If you have any questions you can reach me by email: or ring 9886 3899.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the finish line!

Gail Thannhauser
COO, LifeCare

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