The Matthew Millhouse Salute allows you to either run, cycle, kayak, pack march or walk to and from Bellerive Beach Park, raising money for the White Cloud Foundation who support veterans and families dealing with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and peri-natal depression.
The next event will be held on Sunday 31 March, 2019.
Create a team and support each other to fundraise and participate, or challenge yourself to beat your time from previous years.
About The Matthew Millhouse Salute
Registrations open at 7.30am. At 8am there will be short welcomes from organisers and key speakers including our Patron Major Garth Callendar (Matthew's crew commander in Iraq in 2004 and successful author of After the Blast), followed by a short military tribute to Trooper Matthew Millhouse (reading of The Ode, The Last Post and a minute's silence conducted by Tasmanian Army Reservists) as a fitting send-off to participants. Legs will begin departing shortly afterwards. There will be drinks stations on routes and egg and bacon rolls and hot and cold drinks available to participants at the finish line!
PICK YOUR CHALLENGE
Run Legs and Family Run/Walk Leg
This year there are three run legs to choose from depending on your running fitness levels - 4km, 12km and 16km. All following the beautiful Derwent River's edge from Bellerive Beach Park towards Simmon's Park, Lindisfarne and back. The 16km leg goes the full distance of the route to Simmon's Park and back, the 12km leg turns around under the Tasman Bridge, and the 4km leg turns around at Kangaroo Bay and is particularly for the family/kids who can choose to run or walk. All registrations include a Salute t-shirt.
The bike leg this year is slightly shorter than last year at just over 40km, and more manageable for those less experienced with cycling (not as many big hills!), but still provides a challenge and a pleasant ride. Departing Bellerive Beach Park and heading towards Howrah and Lauderdale, through Acton Park towards Cambridge, around Mt Rumney and back towards Bellerive Beach. All registrations include a professional racing jersey.
There are two kayak legs on offer this year. A full course of 10km departing Bellerive Beach and following the Derwent River down to Anzac Park Point at Lindisfarne, and returning to Bellerive Beach. The shorter course is great for those less experienced or adults kayaking with their children, a 4km course turning at the Rosny Point opposite Bellerive Quay. All registrations include a Salute t-shirt.
The pack march will again follow the same route as the runners and pack march a 12km course from Bellerive Beach Park to under the Tasman Bridge in Montagu Bay and return. All registrations include a Salute t-shirt.