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Is this HBF Run's most dedicated participant?

Monique smiling at the camera

Monique’s running for more than just a milestone

It’s a family affair for the Scott’s and we love to see it! For her 11th year running, Monique (aka Mon) is tackling the Brooks half marathon – whilst mentally cheering on her two boys, Ollie and Finn, who have entered the 4km with her parents.

There are big emotions tied to Run-day for Mon, who even entered whilst heavily pregnant – refusing to miss out on the atmosphere, it’s that addictive! Entering now as a mother, Mon loves striving towards something alongside her boys that heroes the Perth community spirit and champions the benefits and magic of movement. Plus, after 11 years – she can’t stop now!

When asked what her advice would be for first-time participants, here’s what Mon had to share:

  • Make the most of free public transport. We park at our local station to catch the train in, and then grab a coffee or breaky in town to avoid the rush home – make a morning of it!
  • Pace yourself and have fun! Whether you’re giving it a go with the kids in tow or solo, it’s an event fuelled with kindness and cheers along the way. Walk or run, stop when you need to – there’s plenty of room to go at your pace.
  • Take a jacket. You can leave it at Bag Drop or strip it off while you’re running if you’re not attached and HBF’s charity partner will collect for donation.
  • Choose a meeting spot when you arrive, in case anyone gets lost. You may not have your phone on you, so choosing a meeting spot with family members (especially if you’re in different distances) helps you all meet up at the finish line. TIP: pick a letter and meet at the A-Z meet & greet zone at the finish line.
  • Get excited! The buzz really is something else – has kept me coming back for 11 years! There’s entertainment, finish-line massages, and face painting for the kids at the start line. It’s such a great day for families.

Community events are a big part of Mon’s life because they give her “something to strive for”. Whether it’s walking a 4km as a family day out, or doing a half marathon as a personal challenge, Monique always has a target to aim for. And her favourite part about HBF Run for a Reason?

“I just love the atmosphere! You're running with SO many people in the community – each giving it a go with huge smiles on their faces. Some people have trained really hard, set early alarms to get in their training goals, some have raised a tonne of money for their charity, some are running with a loved one in mind and others have never run before and are just there to be part of an amazing event with friends or to support family. The people, volunteers, music, and scenery make it what it is, and every course has something to offer. Why would you not do it?!”

Ready to join Monique? Enter now.

Every entry comes with:

  • Your collectible 2023 t-shirt
  • Your very own medal
  • FREE photos – action shots for your fridge!

Plus all-day entertainment and fun for the whole family.