This year Monash Sport is proud to be holding our biggest ever MS 24 Hour Mega Swim event at the Doug Ellis Swimming Pool. The Mega Swim is a fundraising event that aims to help raise as much money and awareness as possible to help support people living with multiple sclerosis, a horrible disease that strikes Australians in the prime of their lives with the average age of diagnosis being only 30 years of age.
The MS 24 Hour Mega Swim is a fun relay style team event which sees teams having a swimmer in the water for the entire 24 hours the event is on. Don't let this scare you, this doesn't mean one person has to swim for the entire 24 hours. Each team can have someone in the water for as little as 10 minutes or for as much as 3+ hours, whatever people are comfortable with doing, as long as someone from the team is in the water at all times.
This year we are aiming to raise over $20,000 for MS, with teams (with 15 participants or less) who raise the most money and swim the longest distance winning a prize.
The atmosphere of the event should be electric which will make for a super fun event. So get your friends involved, make a team, and push yourself to the limits for a great cause!
The event kicks off 10am Saturday 24 September and ends 10am Sunday 25 September
For more information on the event click here. To register your team or donate click here.
Thousands of members from the Monash community ventured out into the cold for Let It Glow Monash last Friday night, the final event for Winterfest 2016.
Monash University students, staff, alumni and their families didn't allow the chilly weather to deter them, as Monash Sport opened its Clayton campus facilities for a night of neon lights and fun activities.
The feature events of Let It Glow Monash were the Light up the Night fun run/walk, and fireworks which lit up the night sky to the delight of thousands of onlookers. The newly constructed Monash Circuit track was officially opened, as members of the Monash community ran and walked around the track waving multicoloured glow sticks.
Fun for the whole family was on offer, with a kids section including cool activities and screenings of Ice Age and Happy Feet. The Monash Blues Under 19's side played under lights on Frearson Oval, however despite a healthy crowd of supporters the Blues fell short by 12 points.
If you would like to see the highlights from Let It Glow Monash, click on the short video at the top of the page or visit the photo album on Monash Sport's Facebook page here.