Run The Maine raises $9000 for hospital

Run The Maine mascot, The Bird (aka committee member and participating runner Dr Richard Mayes) is among many taking part in this weekend's big virtual Run The Maine. Photo: Eve Lamb

The final tally is in and it shows that this year’s Covid-modified virtual version of Run The Maine raised $9000 for Castlemaine Health.
The impacts of Covid on crowd gatherings forced the RTM committee to run the event with the theme of ‘Run Your Own Race’ encouraging runners to run alone at any location and upload their times.
And keen runners responded well with 205 registering for the runs ranging from 5km to 21 km.
“It’s brilliant,” RTM event director Gavin Kraser told the Mail this week following final tally confirmation.
“It’s surpassed my expectations.”
The committee keenly hopes next year’s Covid landscape will permit the event to return to the 2019 format when more than 700 runners participated on courses in and around Castlemaine raising $25,000 for Castlemaine Health.
“We want to build it into a really significant event for Castlemaine and central Victoria,” Mr Krasner said. See the Mail for the full story.

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.