Active Strahan has claimed the Gold Award at the 2014 Medibank Active Tasmania Awards.
The innovative Beach to Bay Fun Run/Walk held around the Strahan foreshore brought huge benefits to the local community.
The event encouraged locals to take part in a 10-week training program and use educational resources to prepare for the event and maintain good health over winter.
For the 11th year the Medibank Active awards have highlighted the importance of physical activity and shared great examples of how communities can get active.
Active Strahan received $6,000 in prize money, while the remaining $34,000 in the Medibank Active prize pool was shared among the following organisations:
Silver awards – Local Government
Clarence City Council – Clarence Foreshore Trail
Flinders Council – Flinders Health and Happiness
Silver awards – Community Organisations
Active Strahan – Beach to Bay Fun Run/Walk
Centacare Tasmania – Sport Unlocked! Humanitarian Settlement Services
Youth Sport Participation Program
Wynyard Yacht Club – Sailability
Silver Award – School or Group of Schools
Bicheno Primary School – Go Active 365!
Silver Award – Move Well Eat Well Member School
St Leonards Primary School – Cycling Bus
Sorell Council – YOLO Colour Fun Run
Life. Be in it. – Mini Sports
University of Tasmania – Pilates for engaging the ageing
Don College – Certificate 111 in Fitness – Personal
Initiatives like the Medibank Active Tasmania Awards play an important role in highlighting the benefits of physical activity to the Tasmanian community.
Physically active communities are happier and healthier and it is the Liberal Government's target to ensure Tasmania has the healthiest population in Australia by 2025.
Congratulations to all 49 nominees for the awards, each made a real difference to their local community through encouraging participation in physical activity.