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Trail Day for Muscular Dystrophy WA

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Jump on your bike or use your two feet and a heart beat in Dwellingup this August and support people living with muscular dystrophy! 

Ride 14, 40, 70 or 100km in the Dwellingup 100 Mountain Bike Ride

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Run 6, 10, 21.1km in the Mighty Jarrah Run

Put Saturday August 18 in your calendar now (you know you want to). 

Fundraise as a family team or run as an individual, no matter how you want to do it, you’ll be empowering the lives of people living with muscular dystrophy.

There are 20,000 Australians living with this degenerative muscle wasting condition that currently has no cure.

Living with muscular dystrophy brings challenges, but we believe physical restrictions need not impact on a person’s desire to challenge themselves, pursue their dreams and achieve remarkable things.

It’s so easy…

Create your fundraising page, then simply forward on your unique fundraising link to friends, family and colleagues, asking them for their support.

It really is that easy to leverage your efforts into significant funds for a great cause.

So come on… What have you got to lose?

Contact Brianna trail@mdwa.org.au or phone 9380 3434

 

The Kyle Conor Spirit of the Ride Award

If you’ve crossed the finish line at the Dwellingup 100, it’s very likely you were cheered across the line by two exceptional young men with muscular dystrophy – Conor Murphy and Kyle Scolari.

Conor and Kyle were much loved friends and members of Muscular Dystrophy WA. They were two young men, who inspired everyone they met.  Their passing in 2014 greatly affected the community and was felt widely.

A perpetual award was created to honour these outstanding young men. The Kyle-Conor Spirit of the Ride Award will be presented to an inspirational participant who has overcome adversity and risen above challenges, while showing courage and integrity.

 

2017 Kyle-Conor Spirit of the Ride Award Recipient – John Halford.

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John has certainly done that after missing the 2015 event due to open heart surgery. John came back in 2016 with an added determination and completed the 60km course and went on to complete the 100km track this year (for the first time).
Perhaps most remarkable of all, John was a participant of Muscular Dystrophy WA’s team in 2014. He was motivated to take part and raise funds after reading of Conor and Kyle’s passing in the newspaper. Having had no previous connection with muscular dystrophy, it seems John is an even more fitting winner of the Award.

2016 Kyle-Conor Spirit of the Ride Award Recipient – Carly Collins.

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Just 6 years ago, after having her second child – Carly Collins was diagnosed with a mild muscular dystrophy.
This incredible young Mum battles muscle fatigue and pain every single day, but still has the strength of character to challenge herself and will her body over the finish line.
Carly entered the D14 two weeks prior to the 2016 event because she wanted to support others with muscular dystrophy who are not able to ride and because one day she might not be able to.
To put Carly’s effort into context, she was the first member of the Muscular Dystrophy Community with muscular dystrophy to ever complete the Dwellingup course.
She has been a huge inspiration to the fundraising team and is a very deserving recipient of the Kyle Conor Spirit of the ride award.

2015 Kyle-Conor Spirit of the Ride Award Recipient – Brett McCamish.

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2015 Kyle Conor Spirit of the Ride Award was presented to Brett McCamish, who was one of the first to sign up for the inaugural 2010 RIDE FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN’T. Brett has ridden each year since, bar 2014 when he was injured, but still fundraised and made his way to Dwellingup to cheer the team on.He overcame a shoulder reconstruction to participate once again in 2015.Brett rides for MDWA Member, Sue Chia and the friendship they have developed is a true testament to what this amazing campaign can achieve.

2014 Kyle-Conor Spirit of the Ride Award Recipient – Murray Hall.

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The inaugural recipient of the Kyle-Conor Spirit of the Ride Award was given to deserving participant, Murray Hall. Sadly Murray lost his son and only a parent who has experienced this could truly understand the pain this must cause. Murray rose above this tragedy and almost single handedly built “Track Cycling” into what it is today in WA.
After 12 years of running Track Cycling WA, and some of the biggest international Grand Prix’s in Australia, Murray stepped back to do some thing for himself when he entered the 2014 Dwellingup 100 in the specialised 40km track. Murray took on the challenge having never ridden a mountain bike race previously.