Relayathon 2019

GENERAL INFO - DONATE HERE https://relayathon.littleaths.com.au/

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.

Lap Tally

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.

Go Mentone!

 

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.

Go Mentone!