0

New York Diaries — Pt. 2

Tim crossing the finish line of the new york marathon

2 November 2015

New York Diaries — Pt. 2

What an incredible feeling it was to be standing on a Brooklyn footpath on a cloudy Sunday morning, hearts racing with the anticipation of seeing our runners fly past the eight mile mark of the 2015 New York City Marathon.

It was Tim beaming in his race wheelchair whose face registered with us as spectators first; then the formidable Ricky pushing him along, surrounded by Ash, Kip, Luttsy and Lofty who were all keeping a cracking pace. Being cheered on by their loved ones and our passionate little support crew seemed to give them a welcome boost, and within a few seconds they were already out of sight, ready to tackle the rest of this challenging 42km course.

Over 50,000 runners moving through all five boroughs of New York City is an amazing thing to experience. The sheer mental and physical determination needed to get over the finish line, etched across every individual’s face, was inspiring in its purest sense.

It was a fantastic experience to be amongst the energy of the heaving crowd, waving signs and flags, trying to spot our guys again along the course, and calling out encouragement to other runners. Many had their first names scrawled across their shirts, and the crowd would cheer for every person.

The majority of the Youngcare team came across the finish line in an awesome time of five hours and 13 minutes. And to watch them proudly wear their shirts emblazoned with the Youngcare logo, knowing the awareness they’re helping raise for young Aussies with high care needs, was extraordinarily special.

Tim crossing the finish line of the new york marathon

Tim crossing the finish line with Ash, Kip, Lofty and Ricky.

Tim and the team running through Central Park

Tim running through Central Park with the entire Youngcare marathon team.

The-youngcare-cheer squad

The Youngcare support crew cheer on the runners!

Tim-with-his-marathon-medal,-Allan-Ford-and-Peter-Hudson

Tim post race with Youngcare board member Peter Hudson (KPMG) and Allan Ford (Arrow Energy). Peter and Allan also completed the marathon, raising significant funds for Youngcare in the process.

SHARE THIS!
News you might like:
30 August 2016 National not-for-profit organisation Youngcare today announced the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer Anthony Ryan. Mr ...
Bernard Fanning is back and he can't wait for the Youngcare Benefit Concert 2015! Below he shares his fond memories of the past and some of his plans ...
7 November 2016 Share a slice of Youngcake this Christmas For a young person with high care needs, the loss of choice and independence is one of ...
We want you to be the first to know! Youngcare is thrilled to announce the return of one of Brisbane’s best nights of Australian music: the ...
2 August 2017 Youngcare explores options as NSW project ends Youngcare’s partnership with St. Vincent’s Australia to deliver high care housing ...
Dear Mr Scott Morrison, I’m writing to you as the 30th Prime Minister of Australia because I want to know how you’re planning on improving the ...
This article was originally published in The Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin. 8 January 2016 Young people in aged care – an Australian ...
5 May 2016 WHAT’S ON!   28 APRIL - 8 MAY Simpson Desert Challenge Support the trekkers by donating and follow the trek with our regular ...
5 May 2016 CEO message The new season is an exciting time for Youngcare as we start to focus on bringing our latest apartments at Albany Creek, ...
24 July 2017 A message from our partners at Vincents At VINCENTS one of our core values is to actively build a company environment that contributes ...
Categories
Archives

Are you a young person seeking help?

What we do

GET INFO

Get Help

GET INFO

Contact Us

GET INFO

A huge thanks to our supporters 

ALS Global
Shine Lawyers
Birdsville Roadhouse
Just Cause Bunch
Hand Heart Pocket
Thrifty
Audio Visual Elements
Care Tech
McCabe Curwood
Bunnamagoo
Spot Productinons
HSF
Wolff Group
Braggs Signs
National Storage
Just Photography
MTAQ
Rivergum Homes
Forte Catering
Queensland Government
KFC Youth Foundation
CV Services
Triffid
MS Queensland
ANZ
AWIC - Awesome Women In Construction
Flight Centre Foundation
Savills
Select AV
Keystone
Hopgood Ganim
Coates
Birdsville Hotel
Birdsville Social Club
LAS logo
GNK
EY
Merlo
Vertica Capital
Collins Food
Clark Real Estate
Vantage Performance
Carbone
Betta Home Living
Taylor Byrne
MMO Interiors
FKG
ALS
Style
Aurora Adventures
Channel Nine
One Harvest - love beats
DAE
Servcorp
Neals
Women's Weekly
Tattersalls Club
Sage
Vincents
Morgans
Nova
Vuly
Network First
Good2give
Knight Frank
Story Bride Hotel
QIC
Queensland Rail
Brighton Homes
Cutting Edge
Media Merchants
Tatts Group
CUB
Motorola Solutions
De Luca Corp
Batercard
MGD Private
Bruce Lynton
Pilot
Eureka Landscaping