Day 1 – Nannup to Northcliffe (122 kms)

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Saturday, 10 March 2012
As first light broke through the karri trees, six mates and a dedicated crew began the epic adventure of running 1,000 kilometres in a bid to highlight men’s health and wellbeing throughout regional Western Australia.
Covering a massive 122 kms on Day 1,  Tim Lyster, Heath East, Anthony Stubberfield, Mat Johnston, Wayne Barnden and Paul Omodei took on natures finest from […]

Long road ahead for charity runners

The countdown to the Mates 500 Relay 2012 has begun.
In just three days, six Manjimup runners will attempt to cover 1000km around the South West to raise money for the Regional Men’s Health Initiative and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
Tim Lyster, Paul Omodei, Heath East, Wayne Barnden, Mat Johnston and Anthony Stubberfield hope to […]

Mates double their efforts for charity run

They may all be a year older, but age isn’t stopping the Mates 500 Relay team taking on an even bigger challenge in 2012.
The six runners from Manjimup are attempting to cover a colossal 1000km in aid of the Regional Men’s Health Initiative and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.  It is an ambitious plan […]

Manjimup runners look to conquer 1000km

SIX mates, 1000 kilometres.
That is the challenge six Manjimup locals have set themselves as the Mates 500 Relay takes shape again this year.
Last year Tim Lyster, Heath East, Anthony Stubberfield, Mat Johnston, Wayne Barnden and Paul Omodei ran 500 kilometres through the South West and Great Southern and this year have upped the workload to […]

Last Year’s Event

2011 was the inaugural Mates 500 Relay run to raise money in support of The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. With more than $57,000 raised from business, communities and individual donations, the event was a huge success. Here are some photos of the runners and the event.

Mates 500 Raised Over $28,000

PCFA are thrilled to acknowledge the Mates 500 Relay for raising over $28,000!
The relay event aimed to promote health awareness for regional men and was the brainchild of Paul Omodei.
“It started off as a way to build up fitness and inspire some of the best players from the league but now it has grown to […]

Mates Canter Into Town

Six runners from the Manjimup district entered Boyup Brook as part of the Mate’s 500 Relay Team on Thursday, March 24.
Paul Omodei, Heath East, Anthony Stubberfield, Tim Lyster, Mat Johnston and Wayne Barnden (all prominent names in the Lower South-West Football League) entered Boyup having run 440 kilometres of their 500km journey.
They had started in […]

Manjimup Mates Run 500 For Men’s Health

Since retiring from AFL football, former West Coast Eagles player Glen Jakovitch’s life goal is to watch his kids grow up and follow their dreams.
He is inspired by his dad who didn’t get a chance to do that.
Glen Jakovitch’s father died from prostate cancer just a month before his son played his first ever league […]

Blokes Run 500 Km’s For A Cause

The footy season is set to begin.
You would hope most teams did their long pre-season running sessions before Christmas.
But at five am this morning, six south west WA footy coaches took on a 500 kilometre run from Nannup to Manjimup.
It’s called the Mates 500 Relay and it will last four days.
Their aim is to raise […]