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ACT1VATE 2017 FULL PROGRAM

Here it is everyone - full details of the amazing 2017 AcT1vate by HypoActive!!

 

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ACT1VATE 2017 UPDATE

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2nd and 3rd December 2017

 

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AcT1vate is a residential weekend dedicated to helping you, your partner - or your patients with type 1 diabetes - get the most out of exercise. Exercise is essential for good health, but there are many things that get in the way for people with type 1. Let's get them out of the way!

HYPOACTIVE SOCIAL RUN/WALK/RIDE No 68

And End of Year HypoActive BBQ Brunch

Kevin Bartlett Reserve

The final Fun Run/Walk/Ride of the year promises, as always, to be a festive and grand get-together. Kevin Bartlett Reserve is both scenic and central, urban and a little wild. It's the perfect place to join other type 1's for a strenuous workout, a relaxing aerobic event, or just to catch up and chew the lipids over some gourmet diabetic food. Because this is also our annual Christmas BBQ Brunch. Once again John and Kerri Thompson have moved mountains to organise the HypoActive end of year feed.

Last year's successful type 1 Christmas event

HYPOACTIVE SOCIAL RUN/WALK/RIDE No 67

Albert Park

Type 1 John Thompson always leading the way

As Australia gently warms its way out of winter, our second spring social exercise get-together is located in Albert Park, in the shadow of the city, but in full glorious sunshine. Once a lagoon in the Yarra River delta, Albert Park Lake is now the home of many sporting and athletic activities, with plenty of room for a keen bunch of type 1's to have some HypoActive fun.

MELBOURNE MARATHON FESTIVAL

40th Anniversary of Australia's Biggest Marathon!

The Melbourne Marathon has been growing steadily since over 2,000 runners hauled their way from Frankston to Melbourne Town Hall in 1978. It's now Australia's biggest, with over 8,000 people taking on the full distance and over 35,000 entries across the range of events. This year is the 40th race and it's looking like the most spectacular ever.

This all makes for the perfect opportunity for fast-footed type 1's - and those who are not so fast - to show the whole community that type 1 diabetes is no barrier to healthy exercise and strong competition. There's a fantastic range of separate distances you can run or walk. As well as the full 42.195 km, there's a half marathon, a 10 km run, a 5.7 km run and a 3 km walk. Something for everyone.

HYPOACTIVE SOCIAL RUN/WALK/RIDE No 66

Brimbank Park: Melbourne's Finest

This is the second get-together at this fabulous park in northwest of Melbourne. Brimbank Park is my old stomping ground and I used to train here until I'd worn through my tyres. It's an amphitheatre-shaped space, a great basin carved out of the basaltic plain by the Maribyrnong River over millions of years. The brim of the bank on the western side is a full 55 metres above the river - a ten-fold version of the perfect number. To the east the slopes rise more gently and the great curves of the Maribyrnong flow round thick native bushland, home to a huge range of birds and mammals. There are bronzewings and thornbills, kangaroos and wallabies, falcons and kites - and lots of rabbits. 

HYPOACTIVE SOCIAL RUN/WALK/RIDE No 65

Tan Track is Back

HypoActive runners, walkers and bicycle riders are once again meeting to take on the high profile, central Melbourne loop - The Tan. Don't let the fact that we're in the last days of winter deter you from joining in - put some spring in your heels, bring along your bottle of BGL lotion and come and get Tanned.

HYPOACTIVE SOCIAL RUN/WALK/RIDE No 64

Carrum Calling

John Thompson, our bold and long-term fun run/walk/ride organiser, loves to break the rules and this month he's pulled a shiner. This get-together is not on the last Sunday of the month, but the penultimate one. Can we cope?

The reason for this is that Run Melbourne is on the 30th​, the final Sunday, and John and a few other keen as mustard type 1's will be there giving it their best shot and showing many thousands of people that type 1 diabetes doesn't stop athletic achievement and and a healthy lifestyle. Good for every one of them. So huge thanks really to John for thinking of those who are very fond of their monthly fun run/walk/ride and organising this event on an unconventional date. And it looks like a fantastic location, with plenty of distance to cover - or not - along the Patterson River.

HYPOACTIVE SOCIAL RUN/WALK/RIDE No 63

Type 1 Gazelles at Jells

Event Date: Jun 25th

Active type 1's - and some of the not so active ones - will be meeting as usual on the last Sunday of the month at 9.30 am (SHARP!), this time at fabulous Jells Park. And it really is fabulous. Fit for the fittest and a whole lot more besides. Wildlife that will drive you crazy and scenery that has to be seen to be believed. It’s a truly wide open space in the middle of suburbia that will take you all the way out to deep bush and an almost remote experience. All within easy reaching distance.

HYPOACTIVE SOCIAL RUN/WALK/RIDE No 62

Making a Splash at Fairfield Park Boathouse

Fairfield Park has some great routes for running, strolling or pedalling alongside both the Yarra River and Merri Creek. You can also rent skiffs, canoes and kayaks from the Boathouse for some of the very best fun and exercise over water. It's close to the urban sprawl, but has the feeling of being deep in the bush. The Main Yarra Trail runs right through here, as well as the River Circuit Trail, which you can easily connect as a medium-sized loop. There is a little elevation to get your heart beating at just the right rate, but the views along the river are fantastic.