13 June 2018
Sun 19 Aug 2018
This is a structured 10 week fitness education program preparing runners for Sunshine Coast Westpac 10km Run 2018.
Train in a supportive group environment while fundraising for Aussie cancer research and prevention.
Mid-week skills sessions are typically 90mins. You will:
- Learn how to run more efficiently
- Learn proper breathing techniques
- Improve core strength
- Learn about injury prevention
- Hear from guest speakers
Saturday long run/walks start at 20mins. You will:
- Build endurance
- Improve mental focus
- Work on pacing and race strategy
- Focus on running form
We're big on support, which is why we employ qualified and experienced coaches, and recruit volunteer leaders dedicated to each local group - training alongside you from your first run to race day.
Check out a full list of inclusions under our FAQ's.
About Westpac 10km
Starting and finishing at Alexandra Headlands Surf Club, this "out and back" 10km run takes in some of the Sunny Coast's most beautiful beaches making it one of the most enjoyable half marathons in QLD.
We've helped nearly 10,000 runners just like you. Get the support to cross the line — smiling, strong, and injury free!
Questions we get asked most ...
How much does it cost?
There is a $120 registration fee (non-refundable) to join our Sunshine Coast 10km Run training program.
You commit to fundraise at least $1,000 for the Can Too Foundation. As a registered Aussie charity our mission is to invest in breakthrough cancer research projects like A/Prof Phoebe Phillips. Our community is passionate about making a difference, and there's no option to train with the Can Too Foundation unless you're willing to fundraise.
You will also be responsible for:
- entry into the Westpac 10km Run ($45 - $65) including any costs getting to/from the event.
- entry into a local 'practice race'. This is usually at a Parkrun and an optional part of your training program.
What does it include?
The $120 registration fee (non-refundable) helps cover 10 weeks of group training. This includes things like:
- Support from a paid, qualified coach
- Guest speakers from our network of allied health professionals
- Entry fees to your training venue
- Branded team training and race tops
Your registration does not include race entry.
As a health promotion charity, we invest a lot in supporting you to achieve your goals over the 10 weeks leading into Sunshine Coast (Westpac) 10km Run. It's how we've fundraised nearly $20 million and invested in 156 cancer research projects since being founded in 2005.
Am I physically ready?
You don't need to be able to run 10km, to start training for the Sunshine Coast Westpac 10km Run.
Can Too's Sunshine Coast Westpac 10km is a structured training program that uses qualified and experienced coaches in small group environments.
Our first session is a 20min run/walk (max 3km), so ideally you're doing some short runs in your regular routine.
If you're at all concerned, please contact us.
We also train for the Sunshine Coast McDonalds Half Marathon.
Where does the money go?
Since becoming a registered Aussie charity in 2014 we’ve invested:
- 80% of your fundraising in cancer research
- 20% of your fundraising in cancer prevention / health promotion.
We have spent 100% of your fundraising on Can Too's charitable purposes.
Full financials are submitted to the Australian Charities & Not-for-Profit's Commission (ACNC) and is available in our annual report.
Question? Let's chat.
Our QLD manager Amy is a qualified running coach and Brisbane mum who's been training QLD runners with the Can Too Foundation since 2010.
Amy would love to chat about your fitness goals and how we can fund cancer research together.
If you believe you can ... You Can Too!