About River Run 100

Skip back in time to 2013… A family came together with a vision to support their beloved Elisha Neave as she bravely fought against a rare and aggressive form of ovarian cancer. They created River Run 100, an event that saw 90 runners unite along the Brisbane River, running in solidarity with Elisha and her battle.

Though Elisha’s journey on Earth ended on April 30, 2014, her spirit and courage lived on. Her family, even in their grief, recognised the power of River Run 100 to make a difference. They saw it as an opportunity to honour Elisha’s legacy while extending a helping hand to the wider community and the numerous charities in need of support.

As the years passed, River Run 100 grew, evolving into a movement that welcomed runners of all abilities. It became a platform for people to come together, united by a common purpose: to run for a cause close to their hearts and raise funds for the charities they hold dear.

Elisha Neave wearing #1 bib. To date #1 bib has never been reprinted. This is our legacy to Elisha and in honour of all loved ones lost to cancer.

River Run 100 racers celebrating another successful run

But River Run 100 is more than just a fundraising event. Each year, we carefully select a charity from within our community to support, raise awareness for, and champion. We focus on those who, like Elisha, need an extra boost of support when life presents its toughest challenges. Over the years, we’ve been privileged to support remarkable organisations such as Hummingbird House, the Ovarian Cancer Foundation, and Dream 2 Live 4, to name just a few.

To honour Elisha’s memory and the values she embodied, we established the Elisha Neaves Memorial Trophy. This award is presented to an individual who exemplifies the true spirit of River Run 100—a spirit of community, passion, and giving. It’s not about running prowess; it’s about the power to inspire others. We’ve had the honour of recognising incredible people like Letitia O’Malley, who tirelessly supported her dear friend Kelly Carlton in her fight against cancer, and Rebecca Bell-Fuller, for her unwavering commitment to Hummingbird House.

When you participate in River Run 100, whether as a runner, volunteer, or supporter, you become part of something greater than yourself. You join a community that understands the joy of making a difference, the warmth that comes from giving back, and the satisfaction of knowing you’ve played a role in creating positive change.

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So, join us on this journey. Experience the warmth and fulfillment that comes from being part of a movement dedicated to making a difference. Together, we can honour Elisha’s memory, support those in need, and create a brighter future for our community, one step at a time.

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