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NYC Marathon: Runners put best foot forward

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4 February 2016

NYC Marathon: Runners put best foot forward

On an unseasonably balmy November afternoon in New York, six exhausted but elated Aussies crossed the finish line of the world’s most iconic marathon.

It was an incredible feat for NOVA’s Ash, Kip and Luttsy, Channel Nine’s Andrew Lofthouse and trainer Ricky Dumigan, together with Youngcare resident Tim Martin – and all in the name of raising awareness for young people with high care needs.

In the lead up, even those not heading to the Big Apple were encouraged to get involved with weekly running clubs as part of the six-week Change Course challenge. And of course, Youngcare’s Foundation Partner, Suncorp Insurance was involved all the way through this massive campaign.

Following the marathon came a week of adventures through the city that never sleeps, including a cruise along the Hudson River, a Broadway show, a visit to Top of the Rock and one very special highlight – celebrating Tim’s birthday!

The excitement of this whirlwind week was captured in the ‘Live Young, Run Hard: 10 Years of Youngcare’ documentary which premiered on Channel Nine in November. A special screening in Sydney coincided with International Day of People with Disability on 3 December.

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