More than just a fun run
By taking part in Run Army, each runner will be supporting Legacy and the families of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Each step taken will help:
- Our heroes’ children. Each year Legacy hosts holiday camps and other social activities, allowing them to thrive, despite their adversity and loss.
- Widow(er)s who have lost their partner. Legacy provides day trips to relieve isolation and support at home to make life easier and assist independent living.
- Young families. Legacy helps to facilitate financial relief and educational support to reduce further stresses or strains on the household.
Your contribution can ensure veterans’ families remain connected and supported, even during the challenges brought on by COVID-19.
A New Tradition
Conducted annually on the weekend leading up to Anzac Day, Run Army allows the community to follow in the footsteps of generations of diggers, pushing themselves mentally and physically through a 5 km walk/run or 10 km run. Runners and walkers will be not only recognising the ANZAC spirit, but also supporting current soldiers of the Australian Army.
This will be an engaging and symbolic event, as people of all ages and fitness levels run alongside veterans and current members of the Australian Army.
Run Army is an Australian Army initiative to promote running, health and wellbeing to its members.
Positioned as a key new event in Brisbane’s Anzac weekend, and partnering with Legacy Brisbane, Run Army also acknowledges the service of survivors of our wars, and the fallen.
Run Army is an exciting new initiative to encourage people from all backgrounds to run. It is an important annual event that promotes resilience, health and wellbeing, not just among the Army, but across the community.
The event’s timing, the day before ANZAC Day, highlights one of the most important weekends of the year, when the Army, and all Australians, pause to remember the selfless sacrifice of so many to preserve today’s way of life. The Australian Army has deep ties with the Brisbane community, and Run Army is a chance to strengthen those bonds over the Anzac Day weekend.
Legacy Brisbane are the beneficiaries of funds raised from Run Army’s actual event and funds raised from the virtual event will go to Legacy Clubs.