You can’t catch me, I’m on Megabake man…
Ultra running, it’s a thing, and it is coming to Brisbane at the end of July with the River Run 100 Ultra Marathon. And Megabake is right in amongst it.
The River Run 100 is an interesting and exciting concept event that combines the rising interest and growth in middle and ultra distance running with raising money for a critical need. It is an individual or team race over 100/50/20/10 km along the Brisbane River.
The River Run 100 is very much about running for a cause. As they claim on their event page “Research shows that people who give time, money, or support to others are more likely to be happy and satisfied with their lives – giving feels good”. It is not compulsory to fundraise to enter, however if you do choose to run for a cause, the River Run 100 has a number of official charity partners you can support.
“- giving feels good”
One such cause is the Kelly Carlton Legacy, and the bakers at Megabake Kitchens are delighted to have hooked up (through a sordid and twisted tale of chance, coincidence, champagne, Dubai and three-year-olds) with these faboosh people to fuel their River Run 100 adventure. And what an adventure it is shaping up to be for this dynamic crew. Not content with merely running an Ultra Marathon, some of their contingent will also be cutting hair as part of a 24 Hour Hairathon, to add even more excitement, innovation and giving to the event.
With a pop-up salon (marquee) at the River Run 100 HQ, Riverside Green at South Bank, the 24 Hour Hairathon is everything it says on the box; non-stop hair cuts for 24 hours. A fundraising event where Hairdressers volunteer their time over a 24hr period, cutting hair to raise money for the Mater Cancer Care Wellness Centre. And rest assured, these aren’t hacks with scissors, this is proper salon service with some quality Hairdressers involved, and our bakers know quality.
Choose your cause.
Choose your distance.
Get your hair cut.
Go for a run.
Have some fun.
Lets join all those dots together for you…
The River Run 100 is an event, a running race along the Brisbane River on 30/31 July.
Team KCL River Run 100 is a team that are running to support and raise funds for the Kelly Carlton Legacy.
The Kelly Carlton Legacy is a charitable organisation with a mission to support cancer patients and their families and raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer, which is a silent killer.
The 24 Hour Hairathon is another fundraiser hosted by the Kelly Carlton Legacy in conjunction with the River Run 100, where Hairdressers donate their time for 24 hours to cut hair out of their pop-up salon at South Bank to raise money for the Mater Cancer Care Wellness Centre.
The bakers at Megabake Kitchens love this sort of things as it brings together exercise, community, giving, challenge and some fun; that’s why we are delighted to be fueling the Team KCL River Run 100 runners as well as the Hairathon Hairdressers.
Want some details?
Haircuts for 24 hours in a pop-up salon from some of Brisbane’s most talented stylists and hair dressers.
A pop-up salon (marquee) will be setup at the River Run 100 race village at Riverside Green at South Bank.
- Cutting hair nonstop from 5pm Saturday 30th July until 5pm 31st July.
- Adults $35 Children $20
A fundraising event where Hairdressers volunteer their time over a 24hr period cutting hair to raise money for the Mater Cancer Care Wellness Centre.
“Shift workers and insomniacs, this could be the ticket to the golden locks of your dreams…”
River Run 100
A race along the Brisbane River. The course follows the river along predominantly flat bike path, with options for distance, and to run as a team or an individual:
- 100km Ultra Marathon for individuals and teams
- 50km Ultra Marathon for individuals and teams
- 20km Run for individuals
- 10 km Run for individuals
For details and to enter the River Run 100, check out their website HERE…
Kelly Carlton Legacy
Kelly Carlton lost her battle with Ovarian Cancer on the 29th July 2013 at the age of 43. Her friends and family have made it their mission to see Kel’s vision of helping to provide care to cancer patients a reality and raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer, the silent killer. The symptoms are often vague. If you notice any unusual and persistent changes such as abdominal bloating, feeling full quickly, fatigue or irregular periods, you should visit your doctor.
The Kelly Carlton Legacy was set up in 2014 to raise much needed funds for the Mater Cancer Care Wellness Centre.
Read the full story and make a donation HERE…