Relayathon 2019

2018/19 Wrap Up

Congratulations to our U12 and U13 age-groups who achieved an equal-first performance of 18 laps at Relayathon for 2018-19.  It was actually 16, but as we ran in lane 8 we've adjusted the lap count to account for the longer lap distance.  This was 5 more laps than our winning group last year - well done!

Our overall tally was 131 laps, an improvement of 1 over last year.

Thanks to everyone who donated we raised $108.35 in cash on the day.  The Centre will match this donation, but we are still about $500 off our target so please go to everydayhero and give generously.  If every family gave $1 per lap their children's age-groups completed we'd hit the target easily.

We also pledged to donate $250 plus $3 per lap to the Monash Children's Hospital - therefore we've donated $643 via the Monash everydayhero page.

The age-group lap breakdown was:

U6 = 11

U7 = 12

U8 = 12

U9 = 16

U10 = 12

U11 = 12

U12 = 18

U13 = 18

U14-16 = 16

Plus 4 laps in between the age-group timeslots.

Go Mentone!

GENERAL INFO

Relayathon is a fund-raising event endorsed by LAVic.  We divide our donations between the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal and the Monash Children's Hospital.

It is a continuous relay, where the overall aim is to work together to run as many laps as possible within a three hour period.  At Mentone we add an additional element where age-group teams compete to see who can run the most laps in a set period of time.

Mentone LAC will run Relayathon in conjunction with the normal program of events on Saturday 9th March 2019.

The basic rules are as follows:

  • Relayathon will start at 9am and finish at 12 noon
  • Girls and boys from the same age group will run as an age-group team
  • Age-group teams will have handicapped time periods to run as many laps as possible
  • Athletes must run relay legs of at least 100m
  • Only completed laps are counted toward the age-group team tally
  • Family and Friends may also run in the gaps between age-group teams or help if their child's age-group team gets tired, although at least one Athlete from the age-group team must run a leg of each lap during their timeslot.

Additional Parent Helpers are needed to oversee the change-over stations.

Cash donations can be made on the day, or online donations via our Mentone page at everydayhero.  Cash and online donations will go to the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

Athletes are also encouraged to generate sponsorship money - for example they could ask for sponsors for their age-group team on a per lap basis.  As a guide, teams do about 10-15 laps.

Mentone LAC will also donate a base amount of $250 to the Monash Children's Hospital, AND an additional $3 per lap to Monash.

 

 

2018 Wrap Up

A big thank you to everyone who donated to our Relayathon appeal, and of course to all of the kids (and parents) who kept the baton moving all morning.

We ran a total of 130 laps, with our U13's taking out the Age Group Challenge 13 laps.  The Age-Group lap breakdown was as follows:

U6 = 10 

U7 = 12

U8 = 11

U9 = 12

U10 = 11

U11 = 12

U12 = 12

U13 = 13

U14/15/16 = 12

We raised $294 in cash donations on the day.  We promised to match this and therefore we have donated a total of $588 to the Royal Children's Hospital via our everydayhero page.  Donations can still be made here.

In addition, we pledged to donate a base amount of $250 to the Monash Children's Hospital, with an additional $3 per lap, so we have donated a total of $640 to the Monash Children's Hospital.

Go Mentone!