Corporate Volunteering: 2017 Australian Corporate Triathlon Series
This weekend, we’re excited to share that a group of LightARC employees are embarking on their first corporate volunteering effort for 2017! They will be donating their time as volunteers for beyondblue, which is the official charity of the 2017 Australian Corporate Triathlon Series.
The ACT Series encourages staff to participate in a fun triathlon in either a team or relay to promote mental health, fitness, team building and a positive workplace culture. The series includes events in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney & the Gold Coast with over 10,000 corporates taking part in the Triathlon Series.
beyondblue are looking to promote their Heads Up program encouraging Australian business to become mentally healthy workplaces as well as aiming to raise over $40,000 for the series through participant donations and online fundraising.
As part of the fundraising efforts, the ACT series will be donating $50 to beyondblue for each volunteer that they provide for the event. Although it may be too late to volunteer your time, you can still be a part of this event with a financial contribution on their website here:
Donate to beyondblue for the Australian Corporate Triathlon Series 2017
If you are keen to participate, registration for the event closes at 5pm today!
Australian Corporate Triathlon Series – Melbourne
Location: Elwood Beach Park, Ormond Esplanade, Elwood, VIC
Date: Sunday 5th March 2017
Time: 7:30am – 11:30am
Course: 400m Swim | 10km Cycle | 4km Run
UPDATE: 6th MARCH 2017
Many thanks to the LightARC volunteers who supported beyondblue as the official charity of the 2017 Australian Corporate Triathlon Series last Sunday!
It was an inspiring and eventful day with many more participants than we had expected ranging in all levels of fitness capacity.
Although we didn’t get a team in ourselves this time, it might be a challenge that we can take up next year!
The spirit of this initiative was captured succinctly by this statement from one of our volunteers, Peter:
“It felt good to be in a position where I could provide a little bit of encouragement to weary athletes and I certainly noticed the smiles of appreciation. It was an honour to represent beyondblue who do great work in our community.”
Suffice to say, it was a good start to our 2017 community based efforts and we look forward to many more to come!