Running Group | Melbourne
Join us for 8 weekly running sessions where first responders, your adult family members or colleagues can train for a 10km run and enjoy a tea or coffee afterwards with other first responder families. Participants who regularly attend this running group (minimum 4 sessions) will be eligible to participate in a large scale event with the Fortem team – including free registration.
This is a great way to strengthen family / kinship group bonds, as well as to broaden your social network through connection with other first responder families. Connection is an important part of the path to mental fitness, and can take a protective role in maintaining wellbeing through increased feelings of happiness, security, belonging and self-worth.
Being active helps to build resilience and wellbeing, and plays a major role in maintaining mental fitness. It helps us to cope with stress, gives us more energy and confidence, as well as improving mood and quality of sleep. Being in the present moment, often promoted by activities like running, is also great way to gain perspective, increase resilience, and reduces stress. Presence of mind (‘mindfulness’) has a range of benefits in building mental fitness including greater self-awareness, increased adaptability, and better recognising how and when to seek help. The adult brain is capable of rewiring itself. Challenging our minds with new skills, approaches, and information can improve our knowledge and thinking skills, increasing confidence, sense of purpose, and ability to cope with stress.
This free wellbeing activity is for first responder families (check eligibility here). Suitable for adults (over 18 years of age). Please wear sturdy running shoes. Fortem is currently monitoring COVID guidelines closely and may reschedule this event and notify participants accordingly. Restrictions apply in line with current COVID regulations.
Please register to indicate your interest in attending and to be contactable in case of changes to the activity. Details of start point and the route will be emailed to you once you are confirmed for this activity by the Fortem team.