Facilitated by La Trobe Sport, the 2023 edition of the Team La Trobe Walk & Run was the biggest and most successful yet. Over 250 members of the University community turned out across the two respective campus events to make the most of the Spring sunshine and get active over the course of their lunch break.
Both Team La Trobe Walk & Run events were the keynote events of La Trobe Sport’s ‘Moving for Mental Health’ challenge, which raised over $2000 in support of R U OK? over the course of the six-week campaign.
In addition to the respective walk and run activities, participants also enjoyed free drinks and snacks thanks to the accompanying Feel Good Festival market stalls as well as various Team La Trobe merchandise packs, prizes and giveaways across the day.
Congratulations to Team La Trobe Walk & Run Golden Ticket competition winners, Reece Mathieson (Bendigo campus) and Chloe Tran (Melbourne campus), who claimed the two Apple Watch SE’s on offer.
La Trobe Sport Sales & Promotions Officer, David Chadzynski, said the Team La Trobe Walk & Run continued to grow every year and thanked the University community for its support of the event.
“From Bendigo to Melbourne, we were thrilled to see the Team La Trobe community come together and turn out in such numbers for the Walk & Run event,” Chadzynski said.
“The Team La Trobe Walk & Run plays a key role in reinvigorating campus life and providing students and staff with a reason to get active and connect via an all-inclusive active recreation event. Over our six week Move for Mental campaign, we engaged over 900 Team La Trobe community members in various health and wellness initiatives - whether that be through the campus activation events or the pre-event movement groups and challenges facilitated by the La Trobe Sport app.
“It was wonderful to see both the Bendigo and Melbourne campuses filled with a sea of red and black and people donning their Team La Trobe colours to display the type of community spirit the Walk & Run events have become known for.”