Run to Lead

“Run Your Own Race – Lead Your life”

The Philosophy

Run to Lead promotes ‘running your own race and leading your life’.  The main objective is to give adults the opportunity to run, at their own pace.  By participating in what they enjoy, regardless of speed or distance, they will naturally be better leaders.  


The Run to Lead mission is to get lovers of running, out running, to whatever level you desire.  If you desire to run, always wanted to run, then Run to Lead will give you the means to achieve this.  

Run to Lead focuses on the beginner runner and prides itself on providing a safe, non-elitist, environment to run in.   

Carmen’s Story

I became a ‘runner’ quite late in life at the ripe age of 36 years old.  I had always been active, playing tennis, and enjoyed running, but NEVER thought of myself as a runner.  After an early mid-life crisis, I discovered I was living my life for everyone else, but me.  After some major changes, I started doing activities I loved, including running.  Soon I was running 10km, then half-marathons, and recently completed my 5th marathon, and I am loving it!    I even took up triathlon at 37 years, and represented Australia at the ITU World Triathlon Championships 2 years later.  My love though is running!!

The amazing and unexpected gain from indulging in a passion, just for me, was I naturally altered my life in a much more positive way, in alignment with who I truly am.  I soon began living the lifestyle I had always wanted, and the parts of my life which didn’t fit anymore, fell away easily and without effort.  I was no longer pleading to do something for myself, or busy justifying what I was doing.  I just got on with it and kept running.  

It wasn’t until 2014 when I trained a dear friend, Melanie, to her first Half Marathon and saw these changes replicate in her life as well, that I knew this was real.  

My new lifestyle and love of running has brought me into a community where I thoroughly belong, love and have loads of fun in.  I am happier than ever, and achieving more than I could of dreamed of.  Running has made me a better person, and given me the confidence and strength to live my life ‘my way’.    



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Run to Lead Gold Coast Airport Marathon 2014 with Carmen Low and Melanie Pietrobon

Melanie Pietrobon after completing her first Half-Marathon, Gold Coast Airport Marathon 2014

What People are Saying

“Wow! I don’t know how to even begin describing the experience of a Half Marathon and the path that got me to the finish line…Without Carmen’s help, running tips and ongoing support I would never have been able to do it.  

She wrote me a 10 week program to start me on my training schedule, this become my bible.  A lot of things had to change in my life for me to be able to put in 100%; this did not happen right away but as my training increased my priorities changed.

She gave me everything and more for me to complete the run. All that was left for me to do was RUN! And run I did, I crossed the finish line in the time that we together had planned 2hrs 15mins.

I will forever be so grateful for all that Carmen give to me in my journey and so lucky to have gained so much, confidence, courage and strength all things that have made me a better me.”

Melanie Pietrobon – Runner

“At 37 I Began Training. At 39 I Represented Australia at the Auckland World Triathlon Championship.”

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