After raising $12,000 at HBF Run for a Reason last year, Kade North had another reason to fundraise.
The 11-year-old joined the Colour Run on 1 November to raise money for Ability Centre's Wishlist, which funds many items of specialised equipment for individuals with disability.
Ashleigh, a senior physiotherapist at Ability Centre had been training with Kade every week for six weeks to prepare for the event.
"It has been Kade’s goal to improve his running pattern and endurance for footy. We completed a block of therapy focusing on his technique, speed and endurance. We thought it would be a good idea to also train for something in the near future, as footy isn’t until next year. Kade chose to enroll in 2015 5km Colour Run.
Since commencing the training, Kade has also been running with his family over the weekends and running on his treadmill 2-3 times per week. For the first time ever Kade came second in the 100m sprint at his School Athletics Carnival and got to stand on the podium. The change in Kade’s running has been fantastic as well as the improvement in overall his confidence.
I joined Kade’s team, Kado the Tornado, for the run on Sunday where he ran the entire 5km!! He’s only 11 years of age – that’s super impressive. On top of all this Kade raised money for the Ability Centre Wishlist - so far he has raised $1605.00.