Ride2Work Day

As the warmer weather approaches, so do more opportunities to get outdoors and do some activity.

At Monash Sport, we are all about staying healthy and active, which is why we (along with Monash University) are in full support of National Ride2Work Day on Wednesday 12 October 2016.

Ride2Work Day is all about jumping on the bike, riding to work or class, and meeting others in the Monash community who do the same thing. All the while having a free breakfast as you meet new people and talk all things cycling.

Caulfield, Clayton and Peninsula campuses will be holding Ride2Work Day, with Monash Sport hosting the Peninsula campus Ride2Work Day event 8am-9:30am at MPARC. Both staff and students are welcome to register, and everyone that rides to campus on the day will receive a free healthy breakfast, puncture repair kit, mudguard, coffee cup and water bottle. Bike n Blend will also be available at Peninsula campus, where participants will be able to blend their own smoothie.

If you would like to be involved, register for any campus here.

Hope to see you there!

Mega Swim A Mega Success

Over $19,000 were raised at the 2016 MS 24 Hour Mega Swim, held at the Doug Ellis Swimming Pool on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September.

The MS 24 Hour Mega Swim is a fun team relay event where teams have a swimmer in the water for the entire 24 hours, and compete for laps swum and money raised, in support of people living with multiple sclerosis.

Eight teams consisting of over 100 participants jumped into the pool and swam for the 24 hour period, achieving a grand total distance of 638.45km!

Not only did the teams swim the equivalent distance of Melbourne to Devonport, Tasmania (and back a little bit), but they have also raised a fantastic amount of money to help people living with multiple sclerosis via Go for Gold Scholarships.

We're looking forward to hosting this event next year, building on these achievements and continuing to engage Monash University and City of Monash communities to be actively involved with this event.

A big thanks to all participants, their friends and families who came to support, the volunteers and the Monash Sport staff!

The top three individual fundraisers:
- Sarah Coletti: $1,385.00
- Jess Dimattina: $1,221.24
- Annabelle Plant: 1,065.00

The top fundraising team: Speeched Whales: $7,393.74

For more photos, head to the Monash Sport Facebook page.