BRIDGE TO BRISBANE

 We had this idea of building awareness and raising money late in 2012, not long after losing Riley. Lee loved running and Kelly was always trying to be fit and healthy so it was a natural progressions (particularly for Lee) to choose running. The Bridge to Brisbane was a great avenue to get our Running for Riley part of Remembering Riley up and running and into the community.

Bridge to Brisbane 2013-2017

2013

2013 marked the first year that we ‘Ran For Riley’. The team consisted of a 5km and a 10km team. In total we had 55 runners.  This was a big ask considering it was on Father’s Day. We had participants ranging from grandmothers all the way down to babies. We raised over $10 000. The majority of the money went to SANDS Queensland. We were also able to donate to The Stillbirth Foundation and Heartfelt.Thank you to the running For Riley team and all the people that donated. You helped us to achieve our goal, which was to raise awareness, raise money for support and help us in our quest to make Stillbirth less taboo! Thanks for making a difference.

Kelly and Lee
Kelly and Lee
Team having fun
Team having fun
Team having more fun on the 10km
Team having more fun on the 10km
Great effort team
Great effort team
Morayfield crew
Morayfield crew
Friends
Friends
The girls and K an L
The girls and K an L
Team photo
Team photo
Tash, Pete and Kel
Tash, Pete and Kel
Jack, Emma and Bella
Jack, Emma and Bella

2014

In 2014 we raised just over $7474.45  for the Mater Foundation. We had team members participate in the 5km and 10km events. Many runners beat their PB times.  This year we started a new tradition for the team photo- we represented 'Babies Gone Too Soon' on cards and held them. A great day was had by all. 

Our Family 2014
Our Family 2014
Finn participating for the 1st time
Finn participating for the 1st time
Kelly and Emma
Kelly and Emma

Friends for life

Monique and Kelly
Monique and Kelly

Special bond

Jack, Kris and Bella
Jack, Kris and Bella

Smiles all round after completing their race

Kelly and Nanna Margie
Kelly and Nanna Margie

Scaling one of the hills

Team
Team

Holding names of babies gone too soon

Kelly and Finn
Kelly and Finn
Brooke, Belinda and Margie
Brooke, Belinda and Margie

A great day raising awareness

Auntie Brooke smiling
Auntie Brooke smiling

Grins from ear to ear. Who would have thought a run could produce that?

The Stegman crew
The Stegman crew
Finn and Monique
Finn and Monique

2015

In 2015 we raised just over $8331.77 for the Mater Foundation. This year we had some new participants and some of our regulars. A Combination of 5km runners and 10km who were raising awareness for Stillbirth. We had some cracker fundraising goals which were smashed.

Kelly and Finn
Kelly and Finn

Getting ready to race

Emma, Kris and Kelly 5km
Emma, Kris and Kelly 5km
Pippa
Pippa

1st B2B

Michelle Farrell Andriske
Michelle Farrell Andriske

Fundraising super star

The Bennyelliwicks
The Bennyelliwicks
Kelly, Drew and Vicki (Nanna)
Kelly, Drew and Vicki (Nanna)
Vicki and Kelly 5km
Vicki and Kelly 5km

Superstars - Kelly is 20 weeks pregnant!

Hummingbird House
Hummingbird House

A great organisation dear to our heart. the only children's hospice in Queensland.

Team
Team
Team babies gone too soon
Team babies gone too soon

It is special to recognise all the babies gone too soon each year.

Lucas and Noah
Lucas and Noah
Kelly and Finn
Kelly and Finn

2016

In 2016 we raised just over $3336.97 for the Mater Foundation.  This was the first time the course had been changed to go over three different city bridges. What a beautiful way to spend a Sunday morning.

Team 2016
Team 2016

Babies gone too soon. Each baby is represented on a card.

Brooke and Drew
Brooke and Drew

Enjoyed the run!

The boys
The boys

Sipping on their post run smoothies.

Noah and Julian
Noah and Julian
Kelly and Harper
Kelly and Harper
Dane Bird-Smith
Dane Bird-Smith

After winning his bronze medal at the Olympics in Rome. He chatted to us about Running for Riley and was happy to take a photo by our sign.

Brooke and Pip
Brooke and Pip
The 5km crew
The 5km crew
Lee waiting at the finish line
Lee waiting at the finish line
Michelle pushing the pram.
Michelle pushing the pram.

Taking her turn. some of those hills are hard.

Double pram
Double pram

Kelly pushing the double pram this year.

Pete Travers
Pete Travers

at the finish line.

2017

In 2017 we raised just over $3661.76 for the Mater Foundation. We had participants once agin in the 5km and the 10km. We had loads of fun participating. We had received feedback that the entry fee for the B2B was a bit much and people would prefer to donate that money directly to us. So this is how the Family Forest Run was born.

Sign
Sign
Kelly on the train
Kelly on the train

Race ready - 10km

Start line
Start line

Kelly and Amanda

Woot Woot!
Woot Woot!

3km down and 7km to go. Amanda couldn't be more pumped.

Story Bridge
Story Bridge
Yeehaa
Yeehaa

8km mark. Kelly seems to have loads of energy left... or not?

Good work team
Good work team

mix between the 5km and 10km

Joe and Lisa
Joe and Lisa

Well done you two

Brooke and Amanda
Brooke and Amanda

The only two runners that have made 5 years straight. Look at their awesome aprons they received for their efforts

Kelly and Lee
Kelly and Lee
Pip and Finn
Pip and Finn
Tuckered out
Tuckered out

Harper asleep on Auntie Morgan

fun times
fun times
dancing
dancing
Rivercity
Rivercity

We are lucky to live in such a great city