Students' Fun Run for the Flying Doctors

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On the 10th of November, I did a Fun Run for the Royal Doctor Flying Service to help raise money to keep the RDFS flying. The RDFS helps those in need in Australia’s outback by having a plane go to people who are in desperate need. I raised $4, 274.00 which I did with the help of the people who donated money.

Two months before the event, my grandfather suggested we hold a Fun Run. I agreed and started training. I started running 500 meters and then extending how far I ran. I trained often. Sometimes during the day and sometimes during the night. By the time of the Fun Run, I could run 12 kilometers.

I started my Fun Run at 9:00 in the morning. It was very hot. We- me, my Governess Mikayla and my grandfather Bill - ran from Blinman to Gum Creek Station. Many members of the community and people from other stations ran with us. I ran 12 kilometers and walked another 3.

It was so hot that to celebrate completing the Fun Run we held a Gelati Party. My favorite was lemon. I ate so much gelati that I couldn’t move. I would like to say thank you for all the people who donated money and help me run. It was fantastic day.

James McIntosh, SOTA Student

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Last updated: 08 February 2019