Make Me A Marathoner

We’re launching our 4th Make Me A Marathoner Program which will prepare 4 TRR Members to achieve their marathon debut at the Cadbury Marathon on 13 January 2018.

The Make Me A Marathoner program includes a personalised 16-week training program, ongoing support and advice from accredited coaches, VIP Entry into the Cadbury Marathon and much more.   Most importantly the program will provide participants with an experience that will change their lives and perceptions of what they are capable of.   TRR Make Me A Marathoner participants will also have the support and encouragement of the entire TRR community on their marathon journey. We are now calling for expressions of interest in the program from financial TRR Members who want to take the next step and tackle the marathon distance.

To be eligible for the program you must:

  • Be a financial member of TRR
  • Be over the age of 18
  • Have successfully completed a Half Marathon event 
  • Be committed to undertake a 16-week training program
  • Be willing and able to train 5+ hours per week for the duration of the program.

If you’ve run a half marathon and want to take your running to the next level and want some help to get you there then apply NOW via the form below.

Applications close 19 August 2018 at midnight.

In the spirit of the Chocolate Run, successful participants of their place in the program via a Golden Ticket in the post. Will you get the golden ticket?


Make Me A Marathoner Application Form >>

This entry is best filled out on a laptop/computer as there is quite a bit of detail that needs to be filled in. You will get a confirmation email if your form is successfully submitted.  If you haven’t received your confirmation email, check your spam folder and if it’s not there then you’ll need to try again.  Good luck!

Make Me A Marathoner Entry 2019

Your Contact Details

Address (so we can mail your Golden Ticket!)

Your Running Profile

This will help us understand you as a runner and most importantly help our coaches build your personal training program.
Note: To be eligible for consideration you MUST have run a half marathon even previously. This is important not only for your health and safety but to set you up for success at Cadbury.
We want to know what events you're running during the 16 week training period so we can incorporate these into your program... Popular events during this time period are Point to Pinnacle, Burnie Ten, Bruny Island Ultra, Freycinet Challenge, Endorfun etc. Please note that your main focus should be completing the marathon and as such our coaches may recommend backing off some of the other runs.

Your Motivation

This is the important bit! Write from the heart.
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Your Commitment

Becoming a marathoner requires passion, motivation and commitment. It's not easy or else everyone would be doing it! To be successful and to get the most out of the program you need to be committed and understand that there is a big time commitment involved. We'll provide you the resources, advice and encouragement to help you succeed but we can't do the training for you. Please answer the following questions honestly and consider your personal circumstances.

Motivating Others

A big part of the success of the program is the fact that participants act as role models who inspire others on their marathon journey. If successful you will be a part of the Make me a Marathoner legacy by sharing your story.
We would ALWAYS contact you for permission to be contacted by media outlets.

Serious Stuff

Running a marathon is not an easy feat. There is a reason that only 1% of the population ever successfully completes the distance. We want to support you doing this safely and want you to cross the finish line smiling, happy and injury-free! TRR strongly recommend seeking health advice from your GP before undertaking a marathon training program.
Any medical information disclosed will remain private and confidential.
We know that life happens but if you've got a long holiday or other personal/work commitments that may affect your training it's better to factor these in sooner rather than later. Training for a marathon basically takes over your life for 16 weeks!

A little bit extra

We know that sometimes people aren't so great with words so here is space where you can upload a file with the "little bit extra" to tell us why you would like to be part of the program. This is definitely optional, no pressure to add anything here.
Drop a file here or click to upload Choose File
Maximum upload size: 2.1MB
Upload your files here. Don't go too crazy - keep it under 4MB and we'll be sweet! You can upload a video, a story, a photo, sound file....we take most file types but try to keep it to the usual suspects so we can see what you've got.


Need Inspiration? Meet our Make Me A Marathoner Alumni!

2017 – Phil

Running is a positive aspect in Phil's life - he considers it his outlet which enables him to cope with tough times.  Running also creates opportunities for Phil to engage and be part of the community and make a difference.   Phil is a regular fixture at fun runs and...

2017 – Paulie

Paulie is a very active individual who is a regular Devonport Parkrunner, keen cyclist and gym goer.   He wanted to run the Cadbury Marathon for personal satisfaction and the huge sense of accomplishment from completing the distance.   For Paulie, running is a place...

2017 – Suzie

Ever since completing her first 10km event in 1995 in Mooloolaba, Suzie had always wanted to run a marathon.    While she is good at telling herself she's not a runner she is an accomplished trail runner, having completed numerous trail events including the gruelling...

2016 – Rosie

Hi, I’m Rosie. I will be turning 40 four days after the 2017 Cadbury Marathon. This impending milestone was one of the reasons I applied for the Make Me a Marathoner program. I thought it would be an achievement to run a marathon before I turn 40, and I like to leave...

2016 – Matthew

Hi, I’m Matthew and I started running [slowly] in January last year. I truly never gave much thought to the idea of running a marathon. A couple of friends of mine had done it in their younger years but I had always put it in the “I’ll never do that” category. It...

2016 – Kristy

Hi, I'm Kristy Williams. I’m a 35 year old corporate office worker and mother of two. I always loved sport at school, doing cross country and it was nothing for me to run 10kms after school most days. I played basketball in college and then played soccer until 2006....

2016 – Justin

Hi my name is Justin 'Gosso' Gossage. I am 35 years old, a father of two loving and very active boys that are my world. Just under two years ago I decided to make a change in my life.  I was a pack a day smoker and drank heavy daily. On the 9th of October 2014 I made...

2015 – Rowan

Rowan says receiving a Golden Ticket was like winning the lottery…

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