Run Melbourne presented by lululemon will take place through the city streets of Melbourne on Sunday 29 July and includes the Runners World Half-Marathon, the Bulk Nutrients 10km run and a 5km run. One of the ambassadors this year is much-loved TV presenter and former Bachelorette, Georgia Love. Georgia has an increased passion for fitness and a charity close to her heart. We caught up with Georgia to find out more about her training and role as ambassador.
Congratulations on being a Run Melbourne presented by lululemon ambassador! What are you most excited about in this role?
Thank you! I’m most excited about actually being able to run more than 1km! I’ve never been a runner at all so this is the first and only excuse I’ve ever really had to actually train and do it!
Who is your chosen charity and why did you choose them?
I’ll be running for the Pancare Foundation. My Mum passed away from pancreatic cancer 18 months ago so it is a cause extremely close to my heart. I don’t want anyone else to have to lose their loved ones to this insidious disease so I’m trying to do everything I can to help end it.
Which Run Melbourne presented by lululemon event are you participating in?
I’ll be doing the 5km. As I said, I’ve never run at all! So 5km will be a challenge for me without me actually keeling over…hopefully!!
What are you doing to train for the event?
I’m trying to get out for half an hour three times a week and slowly building up how far and fast I can run in that time. For beginners, half an hour is a good amount of time to be out without risking injury or exhaustion and that’s still the stage I am at!
For those that are on the fence with signing up for the run, what encouragement can you give them to sign up?
If I can do it, so can you! I’ve just started training and already feel so much better for it, there’s a real rush in feeling yourself improve. Then of course there’s the huge added bonus of doing it for a charity that’s close to you.
What are you most looking forward to on the day?
Getting to the finish line! And knowing I’ve achieved something and helped the charity that is so close to my heart.
To register or for information on the event, visit runmelbourne.com.au. For more information about lululemon, visit