Past Events

Read about past HypoActive events. Click here for information on upcoming events.


Flourishing Fairfield Park

On the very last day of July, avid type 1's will be meeting at 9.30 am (SHARP!) in the car park just off Heidelberg Road for the latest installment of the hugely popular HypoActive Fun Run/Walk/Ride. As always, you're welcome however far you want to run, ride or walk. Just meet up with other type 1's and do your thing until it's time to refuel at the superbly picturesque Fairfield Park Boathouse around 10.30 am.


It's time for Type 1's to Run this City!

Once again, HypoActive has formed a type 1 team for this classic Melbourne event. Now in its 9th year, Run Melbourne offers a half marathon, a 10 km run, a 5 km run/walk and even a kids 3 km run (on Saturday 23rd). It's become the community fitness event of the year, with individuals raising funds for hundreds of different charities.

HypoActive always makes sure there are Insulin Injected Engines® singlets creating a big splash and showing not just that type 1 diabetes need not stop anyone doing anything, but that type 1's can compete with the best, whether that means crossing the winning line or showing off the fittest young family for miles. Wear yours in this event and shout to the world that you're an active type 1.


Jells in June

Active type 1's - and some of the not so active ones - will be meeting as usual on the last Sunday of the month at 9.30 am (SHARP!), this time at fabulous Jells Park.

Jells Park nestles in the Dandenong Creek Valley at Wheelers Hill. Over 9 km of paths and trails wind their way through open spaces, woods, wetlands and billabongs, and round the magnificent lake. Although nearly a million people a year visit this park, you wouldn't know it and on a Sunday morning you'll probably be greeting just a few other walkers and people out for fresh air and healthy exercise.


Return to Williamstown

If you're planning on coming along or need to know more, contact John here.

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 wealthy than weatherworn.

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 top class fare, heading to meet and greet - and most especially if you're after all three.


A Golden Jubilee of Type 1 Fun Runs/Walks/Rides!

Can you imagine - who would have thought?

HypoActive's 50th social exercising event for people living with type 1 diabetes. Not just exciting and uplifting, but inspiring, motivating and downright best as. And this one's at the finest of our locations, fabulous Caulfield Park.

Thanks John


The Type 1 Team Awakens

The Murray to Moyne is an epic cycle relay that has been running as a public event since the early 1990's. Teams saddle up on the banks of the Murray River and ride in relay all the way down to the mouth of the Moyne River at Port Fairy at the far end of the Great Ocean Road. Apart from the prevailing headwinds, the big challenge for riders is to cover nearly 520 km to the seaside township in 24 hours.

It's a lot to ask of any cyclist, but since 2003 there's been a brave and bold presence - a team of cyclists not just facing these challenges, but doing it all with type 1 diabetes on top. That's HypoActive.

The HypoActive team and crew take on this event to raise money for HypoActive and Diabetes Camps Victoria.


HypoActive Team Running Event

This is a great opportunity to get out there in a massive high-profile Melbourne event wearing your HypoActive running gear and showing how type 1's won't be stopped from getting active and healthy. Whether you run fast or take your time, show the world you can do it!

The 2016 Herald Sun/CityLink Run for the Kids has two course options: 16.3 km and 5 km. The shorter 5 km scenic course is now available to allow those participants who do not feel comfortable running or jogging 16 km but wish to be involved in the event and raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. The start of both courses and assembly area are on Alexandra Avenue and the race village and finish area are in Kings Domain, making it easy for family and friends who are not competing to be part of the fun and close to the action.


Summer Fun at Brighton Beach

The first HypoActive Social Run/Walk/Ride for 2016 is at that old type 1 favourite, Brighton Beach. There isn't just posh sand here - there are kilometres of running, walking and cycling paths that wind their way through palm trees, gardens and open lawns. It's one of Melbourne's iconic lovely spots and there's nowhere quite like the beach to have fun in the middle of summer.


For a number of years now, HypoActive has been thrilled to put on a big BBQ feed to celebrate Christmas and the peer support that we provide. John and Kerri Thompson are once again donning their type 1 cook's hats and serving up a sizzling sensation for all who wish to join us. There is the opportunity to exercise before tucking in - with HypoActive Fun Run/Walk/Ride No 47 taking place that morning - or you are very welcome to just come along, share food and relish the company of other type 1's who are taking on the challenge of an active lifestyle.

HypoActive Christmas brunch 2014: the perfect type 1 get-together


Awesome Albert Park

HypoActive type 1 John Thompson: just keeps on running

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 25th 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.