Beyond Barriers
Virtual Run

September 22 to October 13
Albert Park to Parramatta

Empowering young people beyond the finish line.

Go beyond your limits to empower high school students in need. 100% volunteer-based, Run Beyond trains teachers to implement our program in their schools, with students they know best.


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The Beyond Barriers Virtual Run (22 September to 13 October 2024) - Go Beyond to break down barriers and empower young people facing challenges!

In 2024 Beyond Barriers Virtual Run will cover 876 kilometres, starting in conjuction with one of our Goal Races - Run Prix at Albert Park Victoria and finishing in conjuction with another Goal Race - 3 Bridges Run in Parramatta! The funds generated from the run, with your support, will help the Run Beyond Project to continue to provide a framework which teachers can use to connect with and empower young people beyond the finish line. 

The Run Beyond Project empowers students by asking them to go beyond their comfort zone. Our students aren't runners. They're high school students from a variety of circumstances who commit to undertaking our program in order to develop personal and social capabilities that see them not only get to the finish line of their Goal Race, but thrive beyond this, personally and as contributing members to their communities.

We have graduated over 345 students through our program so far, including 69 indigenous students, 41 students from refugee backgrounds, and 12 who have been in out-of-home care, as well as students impacted by numerous other factors such as exposure to discrimination and long-term parental unemployment.

About the Run Beyond Project

The Run Beyond Project was founded in 2015 when teacher and marathon enthusiast, David Criniti persuaded 5 of his Chester Hill High School students, all from refugee backgrounds, to go beyond what they thought possible and train for a half-marathon. It quickly developed into a program used by teachers in schools across Australia to help young people progress towards a goal, and acquire valuable skills which can be applied to enable them to excel in all areas of their lives, beyond the context of running.

Take the challenge to make a difference!

Beyond Barriers Team Challenge

To show your support of The Run Beyond Project and help us enable more students beyond 2024, see if your team can notch up the 876km it takes to get from Albert Park, home to one of our major supporters - Run Prix to Parramatta, home of another major supporter - 3 Bridges Run. 

Set your own challenge...whether it be a very dedicated team of 2 clocking up 20 kms each a day, a team of 10 running for 4 kms each per day or a more relaxed team of 20 dedicating to just a couple of kilometres each daily!  Each and every team member is a valuable runner and will have a positive impact!


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