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 ...
2 August 2017 Youngcare explores options as NSW project ends Youngcare’s partnership with St. Vincent’s Australia to deliver high care housing ...
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 ...
8 March 2017 Sylvia Jeffreys joins the Youngcare crusade January not only marked the start to an exciting new year, but the announcement of ...
8 March 2017 Albany Creek update We are thrilled to announce that the Youngcare and MS Queensland Apartments at Albany Creek are on track to be a ...
1 February 2017 Familiar face adds voice to national issue This week, 700,000 young people with high care needs across the country have been given a ...
8 March 2017 CEO message Two months into my new role at Youngcare, it’s fantastic to be writing for my first Y News! There are exciting times ...
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has changed the disability sector forever. For the first time in Australian history, young people with ...
24 July 2017 Out and about International Women’s Day was a great success celebrating women and raising funds for Youngcare. Hosted by the ...
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 ...
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 

Vincents
Sleepy's
Vuly
Clark Real Estate
Bunnamagoo
Tradelink
Tatts Group
Network First
Betta Home Living
Vertica Capital
Flight Centre Foundation
Keystone
Queensland Rail
Coates
Broncos Charity Fund
Taylor Byrne
National Storage
Doug Hall Foundation
Aurora Adventures
J W Bell & Associates
Rivergum Homes
MS Queensland
One Harvest - love beats
Nova
Just Photography
Good2give
Hand Heart Pocket
Collins Food
Channel Nine
LAS logo
MGD Private
Story Bride Hotel
MTAQ
Batercard
Servcorp
QIC
Canvas Art Factory
The Co Group
Select AV
Cakes & Sh!t
Birdsville Social Club
Braggs Signs
Pilot
Queensland Government
DAE
Spot Productinons
Wolff Group
CUB
ALS Global
Une Parkinson Foundation
Vantage Performance
MMO Interiors
Merlo
BDO
Cutting Edge
Brisbane Airport
Savills
Triffid
Carbone
Birdsville Hotel
Forte Catering
Eureka Landscaping
Just Cause Bunch
Birdsville Roadhouse
Morgans
ALS
EY
ANZ
Shine Lawyers
Care Tech
HSF
Style
IOR Petroleum
Brighton Homes
Neals
De Luca Corp
Bruce Lynton
Sage
Thrifty
Motorola Solutions
McCabe Curwood
Tattersalls Club
Knight Frank
Ozdent
AWIC - Awesome Women In Construction
Media Merchants
Audio Visual Elements
FKG
CV Services
Hopgood Ganim
Women's Weekly
Skip to content