On Sunday, September 17, Team UniSA participated in the highly anticipated Lumary City-Bay Fun Run event. There was an impressive turnout of 174 participants, including UniSA staff members, students, and members of the UniSA Invictus Pathways Program. The team showcased their athleticism across a range of event categories, including 3km, 6km, 12km, and half-marathon (21.1km) races.
For full marathon competitors, the race kicked off on King William St in the heart of Adelaide CBD. While participants in other categories embarked on their respective routes, leading them to the ultimate finish line in Glenelg.
In the fiercely competitive half marathon, Chloe Blackett, Jorge Anastasiou, and Mandy Towler emerged as champions in their respective age groups. Among the standout performances, Tiana Cetta showcased exceptional skill and determination, winning an impressive 5th place overall with a remarkable time of 1:16:36. Notably, Tiana also became the first female in the 18 years old age group to cross the finish line – truly an outstanding feat!
Furthermore, the 12km race witnessed Nikki Glaetzer seize the title of the fastest female, completing the course in an impressive time of 49:18. In the male category, Clint Bellenger dominated the competition with a blistering time of 41:53, solidifying his position as the fastest male participant.
Following the intense race, participants gathered at the Wigley Reserve, where UniSA Sport staff members had arranged a well-deserved breakfast. There was a strong sense of camaraderie and shared accomplishment as participants reflected on their achievements and experiences.
The achievements of all participants, whether in personal best performances or other milestones, deserve commendation. Congratulations to all UniSA students and staff members who achieved remarkable results! Their collective efforts showcased through an Unstoppable sea of blue and green, displaying the University’s spirit of inclusivity and community.
The Lumary City-Bay Fun Run serves as a valuable opportunity for fundraising, supporting over 100 charities. The event has already raised an impressive amount of $332,841 and will continue to accept donations until September 30, 2023.
Looking ahead, we eagerly anticipate Team UniSA’s participation in the 2024 edition of this iconic South Australian event as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.