Former Melbourne and Swans coach, and 2008 Australian Father of the Year, Paul is supporting the event and considers the YMCA Father’s Day Fun Run perfect for families looking to start a new healthy Father’s Day tradition.
“As my boys get older it feels like time together is stretched.
“They have busy lives, it’s no longer as “cool” to be hanging with your Dad, but Father’s Day reminds us how important family time is and parents and kids need to take advantage of these shared moments.”
With a starting weight of 198 kg, the inspirational Mernda mum-of-two began running in January, and is using the family event as motivation for training and to help her reach her long-term goal to become a marathon runner.
Her personal health journey, down-to-earth nature and persistence has attracted an Instagram following of over 19,000.
“My family are my biggest supporters. Some mornings my husband has to push me out the door. My daughter gives me high fives when I get home. It keeps me going.
“Father’s Day for us is always about family and spending time together. This day will provide all of that, with the bonus of getting active together.”
Mum of one Simone says her greatest achievement in life so far is motherhood.
With a background in online and print magazine journalism, Simone used her love of writing and talents to create a blog on what she loves most in life – being a mum.
Simone shares her experiences of motherhood along with everything else it brings, including beauty, fashion and lifestyle.
“I am very excited to be one of the ambassadors for the YMCA Father’s Day Fun Run as I value family and spending time with them.
“I am also a true advocate of raising money for great causes especially for mental illness.
“I am looking forward to the Fun Run and sharing it with my family members and friends. This will definitely be a new tradition in our household.”
Natalie Moore is a mum who loves to run.
Although she has been a serious runner for more than 10 years, it wasn’t until she embarked on her first marathon in 2014 that she realised how strong her passion for running is.
Her business Running Fit Box hopes to motivate people live a happy and healthy lifestyle and to find what works best for them when running.
She said: “I’m so excited to be running my first family run with my husband and daughter.”
Parents’ Voice is an online network of parents who are interested in improving the food and activity environments of Australian children. Formally known as The Parents’ Jury, Parents’ Voice was formed in 2004 and now represents thousands of Australian parents.
Parents’ Voice will be bringing a team to the YMCA Father’s Day Fun Run.