Why you started running: To fight anxiety & depression
What being a HaS Ambassador means for me: Encouraging others to challenge themselves, get outside, stay motivated & raise awareness of various charities
Best running quote: She Believed She Could So She Did
Nickname: Jumpshot Queen
Favourite HaS Medal: Azri’s Brave Run
Favourite Event: Up the Buff 🤪
Favourite Distance: 15km
Why you started running: life circumstance & it takes me on awesome adventures
What being a HaS Ambassador means for me: I get to help others & do what I love
Best running quote: I can, I will, watch me!
Location: Jimboomba, QLD
Favourite HaS Medal: Jayden and Tahlia’s wish (my little girls love it too as they came to the location event dressed as Disney princesses)
Favourite Event: Twilight St Lucia (with my HaS team!!)
Favourite Distance: 21.1
Why you started running: to support a friend.... once as I’m not a runner 😂
What being a HaS Ambassador means for me: My positive energy and love for this sport is authentic. I see that in the other members of our crew, I adore that we can not only raise funds but also advocate and spread awareness for worthy causes. Inclusion is a huge part of my lifestyle and HaS embraces everyone!!!
Best running quote: Run like your kids are looking for you!!!
Favourite HaS Medal: Easter Hop (a run and no guilt eating chocolate afterwards)
Favourite Event: Cadbury Half (I enjoyed the course and there was chocolate afterwards, are you noticing a theme 😂)
Favourite Distance: 10kms+ I enjoy getting into the zone and a rhythm
Why you started running: I started running in 2013 when I signed up for Tough Mudder to build my fitness. I enjoyed it and have continued since
What being a HaS Ambassador means for me: It means I can support, encourage and raise awareness about charities
Best running quote: The voice in your head that says that you can't do this - is a liar
Nickname: The Running Mel
Location: Orange NSW
Favourite HaS Medal: The 1000km Challenge 2018
Favourite Event: UTA
Favourite Distance: 10km
Why you started running: I entered a mud run & needed to jog between obstacles
What being a HaS Ambassador means for me: Love being part of the group & promoting amazing events for great causes
Best running quote: Nothing lasts forever
Location: Newcastle NSW
Favourite HaS Medal: Chase your Dreams
Favourite Event: City to Surf - so much fun
Favourite Distance: Marathon - but only because I enjoy the training more than the race!
Why you started running: Because I used to walk up to 10km a day & one day I found it too boring
What being a HaS Ambassador means for me: I now feel my running has more of a purpose than just for self gratification. I have the opportunity to help raise awareness & hope for others
Best running quote: I run for those that can't
Location: Perth WA
Favourite HaS medal: Courage to Run
Favourite event: HBF Run for a Reason
Favourite distance: I’m starting to really enjoy the half marathon, even though I’ve only done two
Why I started running: a friend convinced me to try parkrun and I’ve been hooked ever since
What being a HaS Ambassador means to me: It means being a part of something bigger than myself. Being able to share my love of running while hopefully encouraging others to give it a go, and helping some amazing charities along the way. Connecting with likeminded people.
Best running quote: I used to think people who loved running were crazy. I am now officially one of those crazy people.
Nickname: Krystal (need to think of one)
Location: Clyde, VIC
Favourite HaS Medal: Ultra Boost T1D
Favourite Event: Mother's Day Classic, yearly tradition for my family
Favourite Distance: 10km
Why you started running: I was 'never' a runner growing up. I've learnt that anyone can run & it is great for my mind & body. I run to be a role model for my girls & to have quality time with myself.
What being a HaS Ambassador means for me: I can share stories whilst inspiring others to create their own. Along with supporting worth causes, raising awareness & being part of a running family.
Best running quote: The 1st km is a liar
Favourite HaS Medal: Ultra Boost
Favourite Event: Adelaide Marathon Festival with #BossLady this year!
Favourite Distance: Half Marathon
Why you started running: to start looking after myself better, set a good example to my kids & to have some ‘me’ time
What being a HaS Ambassador means for me: supporting & raising awareness for amazing causes, providing new opportunities to connect with & support my wonderful running community
Best running quote: The body achieves what the mind believes
Location: Someset TAS
Favourite HaS Medal: 'What a Week to Smash 15' because it was my first one Favourite Event: Ross Running Festival 10km. My 1st ever 10km event & the first event I didn't put pressure on myself to reach a certain time. Plus Ross is a beautifully historic town, so it was a stunning backdrop
Favourite Distance: 10km or more at this stage
Why you started running: I was never a runner, like, EVER! I started running in September 2018 & loved the euphoria afterwards
What being a HaS Ambassador means for me: I consider it an honor to be able to combine what I love whilst being able to raise awareness about the wonderful charities that are supported. If I manage to encourage or inspire others to join me on the journey, then that is a MASSIVE bonus
Best running quote: Running is nothing more than a series of arguments between the part of your brain that wants to stop & the part that wants to keep going
Nickname: PrincessWarrior Or Miss Vee
Location: Hobart, Tasmania
Favourite HaS Medal: Chase your dreams ~ Unicorn
Favourite Event: Parkrun or if you need an annual event Run the Bridge 10km Hobart
Favourite Distance: 5km
Why you started running: The doctors told my parents I would never walk when I was a week old, then I would most likely never walk again when I had my hip reconstructed when I was 6. While I was recovering from hip surgery Mum would take me out for walks in my wheelchair and I wanted to go faster! We then started running with my Mum pushing me in my wheelchair
What being a HaS Ambassador means for me: Being able to get out and encourage others to be active while raising awareness and funds for great causes across Australia
Best running quote: Veronika signing ‘faster’!
Or my Mums: It takes courage to believe anything is possible
Meet Jayden & Tahlia
Name: Jayden and Tahlia
Nickname: Heart and Soles Kids (or in Tahlia’s case - crazy kitten)
Location: Gold Coast
Favourite HaS Medal: Jayden’s wish
Favourite Event: 1km Dash UQ Twighlight running festival
Favourite Distance: 1km
Why you started running: Because we want to be runners like mummy