Marathon Fundraising Day
8 hour event
The Le Fevre Cycle Speedway Club Marathon Fundraising Day is held at our track each year around May. This event is only one of the many different fundraising activities that the members of the Le Fevre Cycle Speedway club are involved in. For example - BBQ's, sponsorship calls, raffles, et al.
All riders,from juniors to seniors usually complete the full eight hours with short breaks throughout the day. There are novelty races and competitions throughout the days where riders can win prizes.
Friends of members and non-members are always welcome to be involved. However, a Marathon sponsorship form is required to be able to ride.
Rules for the 8 hour Marathon
- Riders are to be at track 8:00 am for a pancake breakfast (free of charge)
- Marathon commences at 8:30 am
- Marathon finishes at 4.30 pm
- You MUST return your fundraising form on the day to be able to ride in the Marathon
- A BBQ tea is provided (free of charge)
- You get a 5 minute break every hour on the hour
- Normal racing attire MUST be worn (i.e. long sleeves, long pants, closed shoes, gloves and helmet)
- Riders are expected to remain at the track throughout the Marathon Day and are not allowed to leave the area
"I've learned that finishing a marathon isn't just an athletic achievement. It's a state of mind; a state of mind that says anything is possible." - John Hanc
- Bring your sponsorship form and any sponsor money with you that you have already collected
- The Canteen will be open throughout the day
- Lunch orders will be taken to coincide with rider lunch breaks
- Water will be provided in the pit area
- Tea and Coffee facilities will be available in the Clubroom
- Bring a drink bottle, medications, suntan lotion, glasses, a hat, jacket, etc.
"The marathon is a charismatic event. It has everything. It has drama. It has competition. It has camaraderie. It has heroism. Every jogger can't dream of being an Olympic champion, but he can dream of finishing a marathon." - Fred Lebow
"No marathon gets easier later. The half way point only marks the end of the beginning." - Joe Henderson