Many people get caught up in making plans for tomorrow or living for the future, but the only moment we are actually guaranteed in life is now! THIS moment, right now, is all that we really have, and the phrase “Carpe Diem” (Seize the Day) is an important reminder of this.
National Carpe Diem Day is the ideal opportunity to celebrate living in the present and what better way than to celebrate than with a run or walk.
Sign ups are now OPEN for our 12th pop up run which will take place on Carpe Diem Day, Saturday the 26th of February 2022.
We want you to join us in raising money for the Brain Foundation of Australia by completing a 5km run.
You must run or walk a minimum of 5kms. Remember registrations are open for 24 hrs and there is only 100 entries available!
Cost: $25 inclusive of GST and postage and our donation.
Charity Supported: Brain Foundation of Australia.
When: Carpe Diem Day 26th February
How: Run or Walk
Who: Anyone can enter, you do not need to be a Mum Runner
About Carpe Diem Day and the Brain Foundation of Australia:
The earliest known uses of the phrase “Carpe Diem” in English date back to the 19th century. But the idea became even more popular in the first half of the 20th century when Robert Frost published his poem of the same name. In this 1938 poem, Frost declares his desire for children to be “happy, happy, happy and seize the day of pleasure.”
National Carpe Diem Day was established by the friends and family of Yvette Francino after she journeyed with her dear friend, Craig Dunham, through his diagnosis of ALS and subsequent death. As Yvette was inspired by Craig’s life to live each day to the fullest, even in the midst of challenging circumstances, she began to inspire others.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a degenerative disorder of specific nerve cells of the spinal cord, brain stem and brain. To continue the tradition of Carpe Diem Day, we will be supporting the Brain Foundation of Australia who are dedicated to funding the highest quality Australian research into neurological disorders, diseases, and injuries, with the ultimate goal of advancing diagnoses, treatments, and patient outcomes.