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MFB employees run for a Safe Climate

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29 Oct 2009
The 2009 ‘Run for a Safe Climate’ aims to highlight the impacts and solutions to global warming in a way that captures the hearts and imaginations of all Australians.

Nine out of the 25 participants in this year's run are MFB employees – a phenomenal effort.

The participating MFB firefighters are:

  • Dan Condon
  • Greg Cotterill
  • Michael “Ace” Acreman
  • Matt Watts
  • Owen Sullivan
  • Jason Vaughan
  • David Rylance
  • Nic Condon
  • Jake Brown

The run will start in Cooktown on Monday 2 November 2009 and follow the coast through Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane, Sydney, and Canberra to Albury on the Victoria/NSW border. From here it will follow the Murray River west to Mildura, then on to Adelaide and the Coorong.

The final leg to Melbourne will go via Apollo Bay, Ballarat, Kilmore, and the towns most affected by last summer's devastating fires, to finish on Sunday 29 November with a family fun-run along the last two kilometres to finish at St. Kilda Beach.

Run for a Safe Climate is raising funds for Safe Climate Australia (

For more information, including details on how to donate to this worthy cause, please visit

To show your support and follow the run’s progress online, please join the following Facebook and Twitter pages - we wish all the participants the very best of luck.

MFB Facebook
MFB Twitter
Run for a Safe Climate Facebook
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