Jessica Hay

With a starting weight of 198 kg in 2017, the inspirational Mernda mum-of-two began running in January that year, she has since gone on to complete weekly parkruns and numerous 10 km events 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 25,000 and allowed her to share her story across Seven News, news.com.au, Essential Baby, Fox FM, Kinderling radio and more.

“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.”

 

Natalie Moore

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

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.