Luca Turrini

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For those who believe no pain is no gain the 5th Annual Corporate Treadmill Marathon is retuning in 2017 to raise money for the Cancer Council NSW’s cancer prevention work, also known as the Outrun Cancer marathon.

Outrun Cancer started in 2012 in one gym in Sydney’s CBD and in a period of five years has expanded to other gyms across the city and outer suburbs.

This year the event will take place in five different gyms throughout Sydney and will see small businesses team up against each other in groups of four to 21 people. The contest will be based on whoever can raise the highest or fastest amount of funds in a 42.2km marathon relay on a treadmill.

This is a cause that is close to many people’s hearts particularly those who have lost loved ones to cancer. Every year the proceeds of the Corporate Treadmill Marathon raise money for a different project that is chosen by the Cancer Council. In the past funds have been allocated for projects such as “healthy lunchbox” a website that helps parents pack easily made healthy lunches or a PhD fellow position supporting research into the connection between BMI (body mass index), physical activity, diet and cancer risk.

The Corporate Treadmill Marathon this year will be raising funds for a new and long needed project that will decrease children’s exposure to unhealthy foods.

It’s also a fun event that will keep you fit and healthy.

Mar 24. Various locations. Register at www.outruncancer.com