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HRV to take part in treadmill challenge

07:28 PM 20 May 2019 NZST
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The trots will be taking part in the 3AW Very Special Kids 24-Hour Treadmill Challenge.

This Friday (May 24) Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) General Manager – Marketing Andrew English (pictured preparing at the gym) will pound the treadmill from 8.30am on the Neil Mitchell show and he’s encouraging the industry to dig deep to support a wonderful cause.

“You simply can’t put into words the importance of the work performed by the Very Special Kids organisation,” Mr English said.

“This vital service, looking after children with life-threatening conditions and their families, costs more than $8.5million every year to provide, so the organisation relies on the generosity of Victorians and corporate sponsorship.

“I’m encouraging everyone today, all trots fans and industry participants especially, to dig deep and contribute what you can so that families and children receive the support they deserve at such a traumatic time in their lives.”

Very Special Kids cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing a children’s hospice and professional family support services. 

3AW‘s studio treadmills will be in continuous motion for 24 hours and the station is hoping it can help contribute at least $20,000 to the overall goal of $1 million.

Mr English has been getting into shape for the Challenge at the Racing Victoria on-site gym and says he feels ready to perform on the big stage.

“I’m looking forward to doing my part although I would say to anyone who thinks time flies, try getting on a treadmill for half an hour! I’ll just be concentrating on staying upright for my slot,” he said.

Various trots programs, HRV HERO, Trots Vision at, Own the Moment and GoodForm have kicked off the harness donations with $250 each adding to the industry’s early fundraising tally of $1000.

To donate to the cause visit the website:


Cody Winnell

Trots Media

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