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The latest Fun Run/Walk/Ride is all about taking in the best of this charming township on the western side of the mouth of the great Yarra. It may be wild beyond and further west, but here it's the dependable clank of ropes on masts. the intriguing aromas from onboard BBQ's and the company of wild seabirds more travelled than most Williamstown sailors, who are generally more salubrious than salty.
Williamstown was a strong and busy port settlement in the 19th century and still boasts many handsome early buildings. Today it's the perfect place to spend a Sunday morning whether you're out for some energetic enterprise, interested in some some top class fare, heading to meet and greet - and most especially if you're after all three.
Williamstown breakfast of type 1 champs
Event Date: 29th Mar 2015
Studley Park is quite possibly the best location for HypoActive Fun Run/Walk/Rides. It's truly picturesque, so close to the city, yet with all the looks and ambience of deep bush. It's a lovely spot. It has numerous and diverse paths and tracks, so type 1 exercisers can choose precisely how much of the puffy stuff they want to take on and whether they want a wooded workout or a riverside run.
And then there's the Boathouse itself. When the exercise ends, it's time for all to get their heads together, devour each other's feedback - and refuel on the delicious fare of the Boathouse cafe. Here they have all manner of delicious diabetic food. You might like to ponder the house-made buttermilk hotcakes served with vanilla ice-cream and maple syrup. I won't be there, but I'm going to ponder them anyway.
On the last weekend of March, type 1 cyclists from all across Australia will be gathering once more in Melbourne's western suburbs to make their way up to the giant Murray River for the start of this extraordinary event. Dozens of teams will form to raise money for their local health services and health charities and all of them will ride in relay from Australia's greatest river down to the picturesque and charming coastal town of Port Fairy at the mouth of the meandering Moyne - in just 24 hours. There are options for the distance teams can cover in this event, but as always HypoActive will be covering the full 520 km, cycling well into the night and out of the early morning.
The MS 24 Hour Mega Swim is a fun team relay event. It is also one of Australia’s most popular and fastest-growing fundraising events. Teams of up to 15 people compete for laps swum and money raised. Each team must have a swimmer in the water for the entire 24 hours. People of all ages and abilities can take part. Each team creates a swimming roster to suit each swimmer. Each participant decides when they would like to swim and for how long. Some swim for 10 minutes, others swim for 4 hours! There is no set formula.
Night swimming, team support, all for a cause
The MS 24 Hour Mega Swim began in 2001 and the very first event was held at the Fitzroy Pool in Victoria. Although the Swim is now held in a number of places round Australia, HypoActive has always swum - and will be swimming next year - at the Fitzroy Pool.
Event Date: 22nd Feb 2015
Dust off all the cobwebs and come along and join your fellow type 1's, family and friends in some exercise on our very first Fun Run/Walk/Ride of 2015. Enjoy the Melbourne summer with sand, surf and plenty of peer group support at BRIGHTON BEACH - North Point Café, 2B North Road, Brighton on Sunday 22nd February 2015 at 9.30am (SHARP!).
Diabetic summer food Photo: North Point Cafe
The last HypoActive Fun Run/Walk/Ride of 2014 is coming up soon and right after the exercise there's food provided - a free BBQ brunch for all type 1's, family and friends!
Kevin Bartlett Reserve is a beautiful piece of parkland nestling in a large U-bend of the Yarra in Burnley and encircled by picturesque Yarra Boulevard.
Just waiting for hungry type 1's
If you're in for some exercise on the banks of the mighty Yarra, the meeting is at 9.30 am (SHARP!).
Registrations close 25th November.
HypoActive is supremely proud to announce yet another of our life-changing AcT1vate events. This time it's Essence of AcT1vate because we've distilled the purest and strongest elements of our celebrated weekends and we're putting on a short version: one day of sharing, learning, empowering and getting active. It will be in Melbourne on Saturday 29th November - so you'll need to vote - see more info about voting at the bottom of this page.
AcT1vate: Getting down and getting active
As we draw slowly towards the festive season and the end of the year, our mid-spring social exercise get-together is located in Albert Park, in the shadow of the city, but in full glorious sunshine. Once a lagoon in the Yarra River delta, Albert Park Lake is now the home of many sporting and athletic activities, with plenty of room for a keen bunch of type 1's to have some HypoActive fun.
On the Sunday 26th October the meet is at 9.30 am (SHARP!) on Aquatic Drive, opposite the yacht club. The easiest way to get to the start is via Albert Rd Drive and then take a right turn into Aquatic Drive. Melways reference: Map 2K F6. Email John if you're not sure and he can send you a very good map.
Event Date: 12 Oct 2014
After a number of years of raising solid teams of type 1 cyclists for the annual Bicycle Queensland event, this year HypoActive is doing something just a little different. We're putting on a ride solely for type 1's and planning a special route to fill all your type 1 needs.
The official BQ Brisbane to the Gold Coast Cycle Challenge is being held on 19th October. I'm sure this will once again prove to be a successful mass-rider event. All type 1's now have the opportunity of joining in with these festivities, but also, the weekend before on Sunday 12th October, you've got the chance to team up with determined type 1's and get with the HypoActive factor. On this special day, Queenslanders - and any riders from further afield - can get that extraordinary feeling of falling in with a bunch of people who all live with that difficult and ever-present condition: type 1 diabetes.
Event Date: 12 Oct 2014
This is the biggest marathon in Australia. It has been running since 1978, when over 2,000 people ran from Frankston to the Melbourne Town Hall. Now there are well over 6,000 who complete the full marathon and over 35,000 runners and walkers who enter the four accompanying - shorter - distances. And once again, the amazing new HypoActive singlets will be out there, spread through the separate events, showing active people from all walks of life that type 1 diabetes needn't stop anyone doing anything.
The Melbourne Marathon Festival has the full marathon (42.2 km), the halfie (21.1 km), a 10 km run, a 5 km run and a 3 km walk. This fantastic range of distances is what pulls so many people in - there's an event for everybody. HypoActive has some strong runners, but we are hoping that some of those who run for fun will find a spot that suits them. It would be great to see HypoActive running gear standing out and getting noticed on all of these courses.