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Run the Tan and support Mental Health in Australia

This year, 1 in 5 Australians will suffer from mental illness.  Running for just 15 minutes a day reduces the risk of major depression by 26%. We’re hoping to raise $100,000 to help support mental health charities in Australia. Simply choose the charity you want to raise funds for, and start fundraising OR Donate now!

The mission of RUN THE TAN is to:

  • Promote a healthy & active lifestyle for ALL Australians and raise awareness of the positive impact that running and exercise have on Mental Health and well-being.

  • Promote our great City of Melbourne and its iconic Tan Track as well as providing a  ‘central source of truth’ of all official recorded run times around the Tan (including the All-time Top 10 and Top 100 fastest times for men and women) and other interesting statistics;

  • Celebrate the amazing times that our own Australian athletes and other international athletes have achieved around The Tan and how they compare to our sporting idols in other sporting codes such as AFL and Soccer; and

  • Promote and raise awareness of some of the great athletic organisations and running groups in Melbourne, whom you can find training at the famous Tan Track.



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