14 Sep, 2017

One of our first registered participants has strong ties to the area around 7th Brigade Parklands.

Ex-Brissie boy Robert Jamieson grew up in Wavell Heights but has spent the last 30  years working interstate and internationally. Most recently he has been based for over 12 years in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for global IT giant, Unisys.

The Red Run event on Sunday 5 November 2017 coincides with Robert’s annual leave to spend time with his Mum who lives in an assisted living complex in Chermside.

“I use the 7th Brigade reserve for training when visiting Mum so registering for the Red Run was a no brainer”, says Robert.

“My childhood was playing soccer and cricket in Marchant Park (now 7th Brigade reserve) and exploring Downfall Creek looking for fish, snakes and lizards. It’s been used as a community area for generations for many families including ours.”

Robert is intending to fundraise for the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation, the Red Run charity partner.

“I enjoy active challenges but Red Run is unique with runners receiving a commemorative ‘dog tag’ and poppies to place on the Remembrance Wall – all for a good cause.”

“As a long-time member of Kedron-Wavell Services Club Mum takes advantage of the courtesy bus to enjoy a meal and catch up with friends so she’s happy I’ve registered.”

We look forward to meeting Robert and his Mum at the Red Run on the first Sunday in November.

The Red Run is kindly sponsored by Kedron-Wavell Services Club with support from the Kedron-Wavell RSL.

Save the date: Red Run 2018 will take place on Sunday, 4 November 2018. Check the 2018 Red Run event listing for more information.

He’s done it! Robert with his partner and Mum after the Red Run, 2017