Beyond Barriers
Virtual Run

September 8 to to 22
Coffs Harbour to Albert Park

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 (8 to 22 September 2024) - Go Beyond to break down barriers and empower young people facing challenges!

In 2024 Beyond Barriers Virtual Run will cover 1400 kilometres, starting in conjuction with one of our Goal Races - the Coffs Harbour Running Festival in NSW and finishing in conjuction with another Goal Race - Run Prix at Albert Park Victoria! 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 1400km it takes to get from Coffs Harbour, home to one of our major supporters - the Coffs Harbour Running Festival to Albert Park Victoria, home of another major supporter - Run Prix. 

Set your own challenge...whether it be a very dedicated team of 5 clocking up 20 kms each a day, a team of 10 running for 10 kms each per day or a more relaxed team of 20 dedicating to 5 kms each daily!  Each and every team member is a valuable runner and will have a positive impact!


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Entry Fees are not Tax Deductible

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