Make Me A Marathoner

We’re launching our 5th Make Me A Marathoner Program which will prepare 4 Tasmanians to achieve their marathon debut at the Cadbury Marathon on 12 January 2020.

The Make Me A Marathoner program includes a personalised 12-week training program, ongoing support and advice from accredited coaches, VIP Entry into the Cadbury Marathon and 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.

To be eligible for the program you must:

  • Have never run a marathon before (first timers only)
  • Live in the state of Tasmania
  • Be over the age of 18
  • Have successfully completed a Half Marathon event 
  • Be committed to undertake a 12-week training program
  • Be willing and able to train 5+ hours per week for the duration of the program. (You’ll need to run at least 4 times per week)

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 25 August 2019 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?

Application Tips

We’ve put together a few handy tips to help you craft a winning application for the Make Me a Marathoner program. We know you’re excited about applying but please take a few moments to read the tips. You never know one of these tips just might get you across the line for a Golden Ticket!

  1.  We love a Story – Chances are we don’t know you. We want to get to know you on your application. We’re not necessarily selecting the BEST runners for the program but the ones with the most heart and that have an inspiring story to tell. Don’t be afraid to tell your story. If you’re not good at writing, take advantage of our upload section to send us a video, voice recording or anything that tells your story in your words (just be sure that you’re covering off on all of the questions!).
  2. Take your time – There is a bit to the application form. We encourage you to block out some time to think about your answers and consider applying on a laptop/computer rather than on the go via your mobile where you might be distracted. Consider doing a rough draft of the free text answers and copy them into the form.
  3. Don’t be too brief – One liners for free text answers are probably not going to cut it. To reiterate the first two points, we want to know about you as a runner and your motivations for wanting to take on this epic, life-changing journey with us. The care you take in putting together your application will demonstrate the level of commitment you’ll take with your training program.
  4. Don’t leave it until the last minute – You’ll have a better chance of crafting a winning application if you have time to plan it out. 
  5. Don’t forget fill in all of the field and hit submit aka “Make Me a Marathoner”–  Yes we’ve had it happen, people think they’ve applied but they hadn’t filled in all the fields or forgot to hit submit. The form will tell you where there are are errors or missing information, make sure you completed it all. (Again this is why it’s important that you take your time, don’t leave it to the last minute, or fill in the form on the go when you’re likely to be distracted). If you’ve done it right you’ll get a confirmation on screen AND a confirmation email from the system. No confirmation email means we haven’t received your entry.
Make Me A Marathoner Application Form >>

Remember, this entry form 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 2020

Your Contact Details

Are you a current TRR Member? *
Applications are open to all regardless of membership status and will be judged on their merits. If it comes to a tie, membership will be the deciding factor.
Address (so we can mail your Golden Ticket!)
City
State
Postcode
Country

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.
2000 characters Max
2000 characters Max
2000 characters Max
2000 characters Max

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: 103.81MB
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!

2018 – Peter

2018 – Peter

Peter's journey towards completing a marathon has been years in the making.  In 2012 he decided to get into running and signed up for the Cadbury 10km events, little did he know that 7 years later he'd be tackling the full 42.2kms.  Always active as a young person,...

2018 – Anthony

2018 – Anthony

Anthony turned to running as a way of getting fit after having a heart attack. Anthony recalls his first ever run - "I ran /walked Devonport park in 55 mins and thought I was gunna die".   He stuck with it and eventually those times came down and he started running...

2018 – Annie

2018 – Annie

Annie is a self-confessed fun-run junkie and a regular fixture on the Tasmanian fun-run circuit. Thriving on a challenge, Annie gradually increased her running distances and built up to a 25km trail run.  Annie loves to work towards goals using her grit and...

2018 – Holly

2018 – Holly

Holly has always been active, even playing Hockey at the State level. Goal driven and focused she's always challenged herself to enter events whilst juggling a full time shift work in a demanding role and a very young family.  After completing various local fun runs,...

2017 – Phil

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2015 – Rowan

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