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Calling all runners and walkers to join Team Finnan's Gift for the 2017 Melbourne Marathon Festival!



2017 will be the sixth consecutive year that Team Finnan's Gift will take part in the Melbourne Marathon Festival, and yet again, we will be turning up in style!  To date, Team Finnan’s Gift has raised over $72,000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and have had over 150 runners be a part of the team. Amazingly, we’ve also had a number of runners who keep coming back! Some have done two, some three and some all five races!!! 


This year we’re aiming for a Team Finnan’s Gift record!  We’ve set a highly ambitious fundraising goal of $50,000, which will help us get to the overall Finnan’s Gift goal of raising $200,000 fund an Australian-first Cardio-Oncology initiative at the RCH. 

The service will assist in the tracking and monitoring of children with childhood cancer who are at risk of developing heart problems as a result of their chemotherapy treatment.


To reach our target, we're going to need approximately 150 team members, so we're calling on everyone to join us.  Whether you’re interested in doing the 3k walk, the 5k, the 10k, the half-marathon or indeed the full marathon, we would love you to join Team Finnan’s Gift for this years Melbourne Marathon Festival and fundraise with us.  No matter what your running level, we would simply love having you on the team!


"Join by yourself or with a friend, do it as a family, or get a group of work colleagues together and be a part of something truly special. An exceptionally strong team spirit has developed amongst the  Finnan’s Gift supporters and this gives us all an opportunity to connect in a fun and meaningful way” said Finnan's Gift's cofounder, Alisa Camplin-Warner


"We can't wait to see the team form again, we're looking forward to welcoming back so many of our Finnan’s Gift friends and hopefully adding many new members." Said Oliver Camplin-Warner


As a member of Team Finnan's Gift, you'll be invited to join the rest of the team at our exclusive race day venue – Collingwood Football Club’s Training Facility – which is literally 50metres from the start-line.  We’ll have fresh fruit and water courtesy of Boost Juice Southgate, our own toilets, a warm place to stretch, get changed and leave our bags …. as well as seriously great team T-Shirts!



Follow these simple steps to register and join our team:


Signing up is super simple, all you need to do is follow the below steps:

  1. Register for either the marathon, half-marathon, 10km, 5.7km or 3km walk at the Melbourne Marathon site
  2. Fill out your participant details and, when it asks "who will you be fundraising for" select "another charity not listed here" and add ‘Finnans Gift’
  3. When you get to the Team Information section click "join a team" and select "Team Finnan’s Gift"
  4. Once you’ve registered then head over to the Team Finnan's Gift site and click on"Create Fundraising Page" at the top right hand side of the screen to set up your Team Finnan's Gift fundraising page. If you're participating as a group (ie: family, work team, etc.) select the team option so that each team member can set up their own fundraising page within your team
  5. Once you’ve created your fundraising page please send it to your friends and family, even the broader community so they can cheer you on and make a donation of support. All donations over $2 are tax deductible and we encourage each team member to fundraise a minimum of $50 in exchange for their Team Finnan’s Gift T-Shirt.
  6. Start training and hit the streets knowing you will be part of an amazing team looking to make Finnan's Gift history and help kids at the RCH! We’ll also start sending out more details nearer to the Melbourne Marathon Festival...



No matter your fitness ability we’d love to have you and your friends on board!  If you're a sub three hour marathon runner, a casual 10ker or even someone who just loves a Sunday afternoon walk with their family, please consider signing up to Team Finnan’s Gift.  



As part of the team you will be invited to special events, receive motivational emails with tips and advice, and everyone who raises over $250 will receive a Team Finnan’s Gift running shirt!  Make sure you sign up to participate early as entries in the popular distances are capped and close quickly. 



Fundraising leaderboard


Top Individuals

  • Oliver Camplin-warner Oliver Camplin-warner $6,891.00
  • Nick Warren Nick, Mandy & Jake Warren $3,400.00
  • James Brown James Brown $1,271.10
  • Roy LeMiere Roy LeMiere $905.00
  • Anthony Seabrook Anthony & Liz Seabrook $820.00
  • Kaitlin McMahon Kaitlin McMahon $600.00
  • Jennifer Douglas Jennifer Douglas $510.00

Top Teams

  • Allan Morse Team Travancore $1,270.00
  • Michelle Gale MLC Kindle $110.50







Team Finnan's Gift supporters





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With your support, Finnan's Gift will help save and improve lives by providing tangible gifts to The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne.


Whether it be a piece of critical equipment, much needed research, advanced training or greater support for patients and families, Finnan's Gift makes a difference while raising awareness of congenital heart disease.