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HBA People Walk the Talk for Better Health in the HBA Great Australian Run
Date:12/3/2008

Around 80 HBA, MBF and Mutual Community employees and their family and friends put their feet where their mouths were on Sunday to promote the benefits of exercise and to raise funds for charity in the inaugural HBA Great Australian Run.

Melbourne, VIC (PRWEB) December 3, 2008 -- Around 80 HBA, MBF and Mutual Community employees and their family and friends put their feet where their mouths were on Sunday to promote the benefits of exercise and to raise funds for charity in the inaugural HBA Great Australian Run.

The combined HBA Health Insurance team lined up with thousands of other Victorian and interstate runners to take on some of the world's leading distance runners, including World, Olympic and Australian champions, in the 15 kilometer event held in Melbourne on Sunday 30 November.

Bupa Australia Managing Director Richard Bowden said the HBA team included runners and walkers of all fitness levels, including Hawthorn legend Peter Hudson.

"Some of our people travelled from Brisbane QLD and Orange NSW to participate in this historic event, the first of the Great Run Series to ever be held in the southern hemisphere," Mr Bowden said.

"We are also proud that our Ambassadors - swim champion Matt Welsh and race walking star Jane Saville - also laced on their running and walking shoes to join the team."

The HBA Great Australian Run is part of the Great Run Series, the world's largest running program. HBA Health Insurance is part of the Bupa Group, which has been supporting the Great Run Series in the UK for 16 years.

The Great Run Series attracts more than 700,000 participants each year and r
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