Relayathon is a fundraising event for the Royal Children's Hospital, endorsed by LAVic. Season 2019-20 sees LAVic celebrate 50 years of Relayathon. At Mentone we also donate funds to the Monash Children's Hospital.
Relayathon is a continuous relay using a single baton, where the overall aim is to work together to run as many laps as possible within a three hour period. At Mentone we add an additional element where age-group teams compete to see who can run the most laps in a set period of time.
The basic rules are as follows:
- Relayathon will start at 9am and finish at 12 noon.
- Girls and boys from the same age group will run as an age-group team.
- Age-group teams will have 20 minute time periods to run as many laps as possible.
- Athletes must run relay legs of at least 100m.
- Only completed laps are counted toward the age-group team tally.
- Family and Friends may also run in the gaps between age-group teams or help if their child's age-group team gets tired, although at least one Athlete from the age-group team must run a leg of each lap during their timeslot.
- Change-over stations will be at the middle of each straight and the middle of each bend.
- Additional Parent Helpers are needed to oversee the change-over stations.
Cash donations can be made on the day, or online donations via the LAVic fundraising page https://relayathon.littleaths.com.au/. Please select Mentone when donating. Cash and online donations will go to the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal. The Centre will match these donations up to a limit of $500.
Athletes are also encouraged to generate sponsorship money - for example they could ask for sponsors for their age-group team on a per lap basis. As a guide, teams do about 10-15 laps.
Mentone LAC will also donate a base amount of $250 to the Monash Children's Hospital, AND an additional $3 per lap to Monash. We feel this is important as our kids are more likely to go to Monash in an emergency.
2019-20 Wrap Up
Well done to our U13's for taking line honours in our 2019-20 Relayathon with a massive 19 laps. Overall we ran 141 laps, 10 more than last year.
We collected $122.15 on the day, which will will match and donate to The Royal Childrens' Hospital here. In addition, we'll donate $723 to the Monash Childrens' Hospital, made up of a $250 base amount plus $3 per lap, PLUS $50 that Cheltenham Primary asked us to donate instead of giving to them as part of our school membership incentive program.
U6 - 12
U7 - 14
U8 - 14
U9 - 16
U10 - 16
U11 - 13
U12 - 18
U13 - 19
U14-16 - 17 (in 17 mins), plus 2 more
2018-19 Wrap Up
Congratulations to our U12 and U13 age-groups who achieved an equal-first performance of 18 laps at Relayathon for 2018-19. It was actually 16, but as we ran in lane 8 we've adjusted the lap count to account for the longer lap distance. This was 5 more laps than our winning group last year - well done!
Our overall tally was 131 laps, an improvement of 1 over last year.
Thanks to everyone who donated we raised $108.35 in cash on the day. The Centre will match this donation, but we are still about $500 off our target so please go to everydayhero and give generously. If every family gave $1 per lap their children's age-groups completed we'd hit the target easily.
We also pledged to donate $250 plus $3 per lap to the Monash Children's Hospital - therefore we've donated $643 via the Monash everydayhero page.
The age-group lap breakdown was:
U6 = 11
U7 = 12
U8 = 12
U9 = 16
U10 = 12
U11 = 12
U12 = 18
U13 = 18
U14-16 = 16
Plus 4 laps in between the age-group timeslots.
2017-18 Wrap Up
A big thank you to everyone who donated to our Relayathon appeal, and of course to all of the kids (and parents) who kept the baton moving all morning.
We ran a total of 130 laps, with our U13's taking out the Age Group Challenge 13 laps. The Age-Group lap breakdown was as follows:
U6 = 10
U7 = 12
U8 = 11
U9 = 12
U10 = 11
U11 = 12
U12 = 12
U13 = 13
U14/15/16 = 12
We raised $294 in cash donations on the day. We promised to match this and therefore we have donated a total of $588 to the Royal Children's Hospital via our everydayhero page. Donations can still be made here.
In addition, we pledged to donate a base amount of $250 to the Monash Children's Hospital, with an additional $3 per lap, so we have donated a total of $640 to the Monash Children's Hospital.