JULY 2022

FGM participates in and sponsors O'Keefe Challenge 2022

On Sunday, 1 May, 700 runners took to the O’Keefe Rail Trail as part of the O’Keefe Challenge (and a social Light the Trail Night Ride which took place on Friday 13 May). Fosterville Gold Mine was a major sponsor and also had a team participating in the event.

The challenge is a community fitness event which includes a Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10km and 5km fun run awhich leads runners through picturesque Bendigo and Heathcote bushland along the O’Keefe Rail Trail.

Fosterville Gold Mine also entered a team of 19 into the event, including a seven runner Ekiden Relay, and four runner Mini-Eki Relay which both placed second in their events.

The event aims to raise funds for the Heathcote Dementia Alliance, a dedicated group of volunteers working towards changing the way we care for vulnerable members of our community who are experiencing dementia.

Well done to the following staff for participating and supporting the fight against dementia:

Ekiden Relay:

Team “We dig deeper”

• Alice Wilkinson

• Chris Hildrew

• Michael Fox

• Daniel Foulds

• Ellie Rae

• Du Nguyen

• Holly Rilen

Mini-Eki Relay:

Team “We dig deeper too”

• Lloyd Collins

• Rachel

• Karen McGowan

• Daniel Foulds

10km Run:

• Michael Dee

• Andrew Mattiske

½ Marathon:

• Jeremy Ricketts

• Francesca Crossan

Full Marathon:

• Hayden Symes

Light the Trail Night Ride (Approx. 26km)

• Rachel Peng

• Andrew McOnie

• Nick Kinross