23W Fun Run with Clothing The Gaps

By Asha

Want something to focus on over the Christmas break?

On Saturday January 29th, 2022 we are hosting the inaugural 23W Fun Run Fundraiser – the perfect way to stay focused, on top of your health and fitness goals and contribute to an amazing foundation!

This Fun Run is designed to be just that. Fun! Suitable for all levels of runners and open to friends and family of 23W! Over the next 8 weeks we will be helping our community train and prepare for this fun event.  But preparation is key! We have created a 5 and 10km training program to help you build your running fitness and conditioning. Of course walkers are also most welcome to take part… after all, this event is more about community and helping to raise money for a great cause!

If you are feeling nervous and doubting your running skills, STOP! This is a friendly event for all. Be sure to check out our Beginners Running Guide if you are not sure where to start. 

"Currently the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-indigenous people in Australia is still too large".

Who is Wellhah Women and Clothing the Gap?

As a women’s focused strength and conditioning community we will be raising money for Closing the Gap’s, Wellah Women’s Program. 

Wellah Women is an Aboriginal Women’s Health and Happiness Project that has been delivered to Aboriginal women in the Northern and Western suburbs of Melbourne and online. 

The program is delivered over 8 weeks in a safe space that creates opportunities for Aboriginal women to get healthier and happier! Sessions include amazing guest speakers, awesome workouts, a chance to get your hands on some Clothing The Gaps merchandise and most importantly, the opportunity to meet and connect with fellow sistergirls.

All proceeds on the day will be going straight to this amazing initiative to help sistergirlsin our wider community are empowered to live a life full of wellness, wisdom and wonder too!

Clothing The Gap

Wellah is part of the Clothing The Gap Foundation, which is an independent Aboriginal-led not for profit run by Public Health practitioners. This foundation plays an important role in helping to get Aboriginal people and communities moving so that years are added to Aboriginal people’s lives.

We know physical activity is important because positive lifestyle habits play a key role in achieving and maintaining health and wellbeing. Healthy habits such as being active reduces the risk of heart disease, some cancers and type two diabetes. It strengthens muscles and bones, helps to maintain body weight and can reduce symptoms of depression. Getting moving also creates opportunity to connect with Community and Country.

Getting started….

There is simply 2 things you need to do to get started. 

  1. Download your training program (see below)
  2. Enrol into this event

Over the coming weeks we will be continuing to share running tips, tricks and motivation to help keep you on track. Keep an eye on your email and our Instagram account for more information. 

Your 5 Km Training Plan

Your 10 Km Training Plan

Important Information

  • Date

    January 29th, 2022

  • Where

    Fairfield Boathouse, Fairfield Park Dr, Fairfield VIC 3078

  • When

    7:30am for welcome to Country, marshalling and warm up. There will be staggered start with the 10km runners setting off first.

  • Enrolment Fee

    $50 enrolment donation which includes a Clothe The Gap T-shirt!

  • Post Run

    23W will be providing light refreshments after the run to celebrate everyone's achievements.

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Our founder

Ange Drake is an personal trainer, women’s empowerment coach and fitness blogger in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. She is the director of one of the few womens’ only strength training gyms in Melbourne, 23W. Ange helps women to learn how to use strength based training, nutritional strategies and a positive mindset to transform their bodies, relationship with food and mind.

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