for a cause
Kodi’s Paw-a-Thon is a family-friendly event to remember our furry members of the community who lost their battle to cancer, celebrates survivors and hopes to support those struggling with cancer. Run or walk in our pet friendly run, and join us afterwards for the Pup Party, where you can join the Doggy Parade, watch the Doggy Show, visit with pet-friendly businesses in the Vendors’ Village, or grab a bite to eat from local food vendors.
We aim to raise awareness & funds for The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne & Australian Animal Cancer Foundation, so please come and support our cause!
The event starts at Palms Lawn. The course follows the iconic Albert Park Lake path anticlockwise. As you approach Pelican Lawn after passing the Carousel, there is an extra loop at Pelican Lawn, to make up the 5km distance, which you will then run/walk to continue to the gravel path. Participants completing the 5km, will make their way to Palms lawn to the finish line. Participants entering the 10Km & 15Km events, will continue the same loop for a further 2 laps (10Km) or 3 laps (15Km) before returning onto Palms Lawn to the finish line. Please refer to the course map.
The course is run on a mixture of concrete paths, gravel paths and sand. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Marshals will be at key sections of the course, or signs will be in place.
Please remember that the event uses shared paths. For the continued success of the event, please give way to other park users. This won’t hurt your time and it will make sure everyone continues to enjoy the event.
WE PROUDLY SUPPORT
the miracle dog
Kodi has had a challenging life journey when it comes to his health.
At age 1, Kodi was diagnosed with seizures for nine months.
Unfortunately, no specialist could help him. We conducted lots of research into treatment, remedies, and diet changes. Finally, this change proved effective as Kodi’s seizures ceased.
When Kodi was 8, he was diagnosed with Mast Cell cancer.
Kodi attended countless Veterinary and Oncology appointments, surgeries, and multiple CT scans. Oncologists’ gave Kodi nine months to live. Kodi’s vet, Frank of East St.Alban’s Vet Clinic, believed otherwise. Frank helped and supported us through this challenging period.
In 2018, Kodi started a new diet. Since starting that diet….. 13 year old Kodi, chooses to still be with us today.
Kodi is in remission…. its been 3.5 years.. Miracle boy Kodi does it again.
“Thank you for what was a wonderful morning! You should be incredibly proud of yourself for organising such an amazing event, it was run so professionally and I think everyone who attended and participated had the best time! .”ADRIANNAevent attendee
“ Thanks so much for a great morning, meeting equally great people and dogs! Kodis Pawathon a fantastic first event and we are most certain that our whole crew will join the next one! ”DANIELLEevent attendee
“Jarrah and I had so much fun and was so great to meet Kodi and so many other doggie friends! Well done Mary and everyone involved and all the best Ps thank you for our awesome prizes”AMYevent attendee
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