Together we Can Too achieve goals that once seemed impossible

19 May 2020

The Can Too Foundation are pleased to announce that we are teaming up with The Great Australian Cross Country Challenge as a charity partner.

The schools’ sports initiative will enable students to still participate in a cross country online event due to face-to-face carnivals being cancelled due to COVID – 19 restrictions

School students of all ages will be able to train and race solo, and to record their results in a mobile app to help maintain their health and fitness. The challenge will also connect school students and communities online through an innovative and competitive sporting challenge.

Can Too CEO Peter McLean was impressed with the initiative the Great Australian Cross Country Challenge demonstrated to encourage school students to not give up and that they Can Too reach their fitness goals.

“I’m thrilled that Can Too and the Great Australian Cross Country Challenge are teaming up,” said Mr McLean. 

“It’s clear to see that both organisations share values including that you can too achieve goals that you never thought possible, be it training for a fitness goal, raising funds for cancer research or running a solo cross country distance. It’s now more important than ever to not give up on our goals due to physical isolation.”

The Great Australian Cross Country Challenge will get students and schools all over Australia running, walking and staying active during isolation. Participants can race solo, record their results and course virtually and compare their results to competitors all over Australia!

The charity partnership will enable participants in the challenge to raise money for the Can Too Foundation to fund early career cancer researchers. 

The challenge can be accepted by anyone of all ages, check out all of the details at

The Great Australian Cross Country Challenge began May 15 and will conclude with the full results being completed by August 31.

Can Too's Run into Spring program also encourages people to keep running, a way to give back to cancer research and keep connected with the Can Too community, find out more here: