Join in Buddy Run 2019

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Registrations are now open for the annual Buddy Run, coming to Melbourne’s Yarra Park on Sunday 20 October.

The anti-bullying fun run is a family-friendly event with a 1km course suitable for children of all ages. Whether you like to run, walk or stroll, everyone is encouraged to participate, with the course wheelchair accessible and pram-friendly.

The event will promote inclusion and respect while saying no to bullying by raising awareness and funds for   the Alannah & Madeline Foundation. Over 2 million children have been reached through the Foundation’s programs to date.

It’s a fun day out for families, with an event village filled with activities and entertainment to keep the kids busy after the main event. Last year, more than 700 children and their families attended.

One in four children are bullied and one in five are cyber bullied during their time in school. The effects can be severe and can impact self-esteem, behaviour and being able to succeed at school. Being bullied over a long period of time can also contribute to serious mental health issues.

Join us at Buddy Run and say no to bullying. Everyone that registers before Saturday 31 August has the chance to win an Ultra Medium Trampoline (with free delivery) from Vuly Play, Australia’s most trusted manufacturer of outdoor play equipment and range of trampoline models, valued at over $799. There are also some amazing prizes up for grabs for the top family, group and individual fundraisers.

Register for Buddy Run now and get started with fundraising today. Your contributions will help protect children against bullying and cyber bullying.

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