Q. Can I run in the Kid's event with my child? A. Yes you can if you child is aged 5 to 12 years of age and you can pay a $65 rego fee on the day only if you wish to run with your child. Parents of 3 and 4 years old are allowed to run with their child on the day for free - children must register.
Q. Can I walk the course to watch. A. Yes you can but you must stay off the course running path that will be marked.
Q. Do I win a medal for finishing? A. Yes!!! Everyone who finishes the event will be awarded a medal to recognize their magnificent achievement! You will also get a free "bar of soap" from Pentals and a free pair of Zaidee's Rainbow Shoelaces.
Q. How serious is the Event? A. The Event is all about challenging yourself while having fun. If you take yourself too seriously this probably isn't the event for you.
Q. How fit do I need to be? A. The Adult's course will have only one length 9ks is the aim for 2019 so reasonable fitness is required, but most men or women of average fitness will be able to complete the course. The Kid's course is around 3ks and very achievable for those of average fitness.
Q. What can I expect? A. You will be challenged. You will have to run, crawl, climb, carry and laugh, swim, fall down, get up and yes, expect lots of mud.
Q. Will the Event be timed? A. There will be no recording times centrally. Please remember it is not about how fast you go, it is about finishing and having fun!
Q. Will prizes be awarded? A. There will be no prizes awarded for the Event but everyone is encouraged to dress up and to complete the Event in their own time, its about having fun remember! We may have some special award for the Best Gym, possibly awards for the best sporting team entry - TBC as we get closer.
Q. Can I enter with my friends? A. Yes we encourage it, and you can enter a team as large as you like. You can also enter on your own. The main thing to remember is that everyone is there to have fun.
Q. Is it dangerous? A. The course will be challenging and there are always risks, however care has been taken to make the course as safe as possible.
Q. How old must I be to enter? A. You must be 13 years of age at the time of the Adult's Event, and have your parents sign the waiver if you are under 18. Age limits are strictly applied for both Adult's and Kid's events. B. 3 and 4 year olds can run with an adult. C. Kids course ages are 5 years to 12 years.
Q. What should I wear? A. Dress up in theme if you like possibly a Rainbow Theme for Zaidee in 2019, but remember your clothes and runners will end up muddy and may it may be their last outing!
Q. How does Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation benefit? A. Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation will receive all sponsorship funds and donations as well as profit from the event.
Q. Is there camping? A. Yes there are Caravan Parks in Shepparton that allow camping but unfortunately not at the event.
Q. Will there be something for my family & friends to do? A. Yes there will be entertainment for children at Kidstwon. There will also be plenty of food and drink available for purchase. There are lots of public viewing areas around the course. Q. Can I walk the course to take photos? A. Yes you can - you will need to stay off the running course behind a string rope.
Who is Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation??? Zaidee Rose Alexander Turner – aged 7 years and 22 days died suddenly on 2nd December 2004 from a burst blood vessel in her brain called a Cerebral Aneurism. Zaidee’s parents, Kim and Allan, founded Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation not long after. At the time of Zaidee’s death the Turner family had been registered Organ and Tissue Donors for 5 years. As a result Zaidee donated her organs and tissues at the Royal Children’s Hospital, as were her wishes at the time. Zaidee’s gifts help save or improve the lives of 7 people. Zaidee was the only child in Victoria under the age of 16 years and we have been told one of the youngest Australians to donate her organs and tissues in 2004. She was only 1 of 6 children nationally to donate their organs in 2004. Zaidee’s Story is directed towards both children and adults so they can think about others who are waiting for a life saving operation and a suitable match for an organ or tissue. Think about giving this gift to others so they can live a better life and in some cases, have a second chance at life. Zaidee’s gift of her organs and tissues to others will allow them to have another birthday. 1 in 5 people on the transplant waiting list will never get the chance to have another birthday if people do not become registered donors but more importantly discuss this in their families. The symbol is representative of hope; after every storm the sun shines and there is a rainbow. For those people on the transplant waiting list, the rainbow symbol offers them hope. At the end of their rainbow is an organ or tissue to improve their life, or in most cases save their life. In 2004, the year Zaidee died, so too did 130,000 other Australians. Only 218 were organ donors. In 2017, 164,000 Australians died but still only 510 where solid organ donors and 273 live donors that allowed 1672 people to receive an organ transplant. Still not enough donors to make sure those on the waiting list get their much-needed transplant. Data on community attitudes to organ and tissue donation also show that: 74% of Australians have discussed donation with family members; 60% of Australians know family members’ donation decisions; 93% Australians would uphold these donation decisions when they are aware of these decisions; and just 40% of Australians who are unaware of family members’ donation decisions would uphold those decisions. Zaidee’s Rainbow Shoelaces are at the core of our campaigns and Australia’s national symbols used to create awareness for this subject. The community can reflect their support by wearing the laces, which are sold for just $2 a pair. Zaidee Turner wore rainbow-coloured laces in her shoes when she was a little girl and it was in her memory that the concept of Zaidee’s Rainbow Shoelaces was developed. More information please contact Allan Turner CEO of Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation and Zaidee’s proud Dad 0412985211 firstname.lastname@example.org or www.zaidee.orgwww.zaideeschool.org
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