Pushing4Spire at Run Melbourne 2016

1 August, 2016

Looking resplendent (and conspicuous!) in their bright orange Spire t-shirts, team Pushing4Spire braved the wintry morning on Sunday, July 24 to compete in Run Melbourne 2016. While chilly, they were blessed with mostly blue skies and no rain! Fast becoming a Spire annual tradition, this year’s Run Melbourne was a brilliant success and a fun day out for everyone.

The day started early with Pushing4Spire team members Jude and Caroline taking part in the 10km race; Jude becoming an instant social media star, leading out the field in the 10km event.

Other participants Pradeep, Antonio, Anthony, Peter, Sandra, Michelle, Maddison, Cameron, Mark, Jayne, Susana and her son, Aaron each completed the 5km course. Anthony, in his power chair, taking off like a rocket to break away from the pack! 

As well as achieving goals and setting some personal bests, teamPushing4Spire raised funds to continue to grow and develop Spire’s peer-support projects, services and resources.

Team Pushing4Spire consisted of Spire and AQA staff, peer-support volunteers, mentors and family and friends from the Spire community.

Congratulations and thank you to all who Pushed4Spire at Run Melbourne 2016 by participating, donating, providing event support and cheering the team on!

There is still time to donate! 


  • Make a tax deductible donation directly to Spire via our website;
  • Make a tax deductible donation to any member of team Pushing4Spire;
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