It’s serious prep time for Connor’s Run

Aug 17, 2023

Some of players, our President, and a few supporters and familiar faces, are again taking part in Connor’s Run, a charity event that supports funding and research for paediatric brain cancer.

So far, they have raised $1812 of their $3000 goal. If you would like to donate to their cause you can find their page online.

Connor’s Run 2023 – All of September – De La Salle Guns (

We chatted to Gun’s player Rosie Sheppard about how they are prepping for the run and why they run, year after year.

What training are the participants doing?
Currently the Guns are in full training mode with Run Club pre training and then everyone either following a running program or just challenging themselves to go distances and paces they haven’t before!

What makes you take part in Connor’s Run?
The Guns team has participated in the run since our inaugural season. It’s a great community run that really is FUN, it’s not timed, there is no pacer, it’s just about getting out and challenging your own personal goals. Everyone has to set an “I will” intention statement that they wear on their bib for the run and it’s to support an amazing cause, paediatric brain cancer.

What’s the best part of doing the run?
The beers at the end! No, honestly the best part is that the run is for anyone and everyone all ages and all abilities, it’s an amazingly inclusive event which means all our team and support staff and members can complete the run together. All participants wear a Connor’s Run tee that makes for a great team photo!

What’s the biggest challenge about the run?
There are two distances for the 18.8 km, the age Connor was when he passed away and 9.6 km, Connor’s birthday. We’ve got some Guns challenging themselves to run the 18.8 km and then some Guns completing the 9.6 km also!