Liv Agate

Running the Melbourne Half Marathon for Black Dog Institute

Hey All, 

If you have made it onto my page, thank you. Your support means a lot. I have decided to run a half marathon as it'll be a challenge for me. I have never run over 10km and right now, running 5km is a struggle! 

I have decided to raise money for Black Dog Institute, a charity focusing on Mental Health, for a few reasons.

- 2020 has been a challenge for us all. Charities like BDI have been very influential in helping society cope with the current climate. 

- I want to run it for myself, I have struggled with anxiety and OCD for a large chunk of my life. 

- I want to run it for my partner Steve who has had a challenging year but to whom I am extremely proud of and love.

- I want to run it for my family where I know mental health has crept in a bit too and who I also love dearly.

- I want to run it for my friends, because I love them like my family, warts and all.

- I want to run it for the Kinexus family, whose support has been over whelming. 

If I had told myself a year ago where I would be in July 2020, I wouldn't have believed it. I feel extreme gratitude for my journey and now would like to give back. 

On top of this I am very grateful to have my beautiful friend Ellen, running alongside me.

Thank you so much. 

Below is a description about what BDI are all about. 

(I've put a baby Arthur in my picture for effect ;-))

***PLEASE NOTE*** - If the Melbourne Marathon does get cancelled. I will still run half a marathon on that day.

I'm standing up to join Team Black Dog to turn ground breaking research into life saving action.

Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Australians every year, with the most common being depression and anxiety. Mental illness doesn’t discriminate. It affects people from all walks of life — individuals, families, workplaces and communities.

Please donate today!

Thank you to my Sponsors


Heidi Luzmore

Good luck Livy. Hope to see you again soon ❤️


Steve Woodward

Run Liv, RUN! Proud of you - looking forward to seeing you at the finish line


Agnes Ramsell

Very brave of you to run so far. I am sure you will do very well.


Philip And Karen

Go for it Liv, good luck! Philip and Karen xx


James Agate

Proud of you Little Sis! Love you x


Shane Snow


Vikki Woodward

Go Liv!! xx


Kristina Lomas

Go girl!!! I know you will smash it. Very, very proud as always! ❤️ Mum xxx


Andrew Bonato

A very worthy cause Liv, well done to you.


Jules Fv

A brilliant cause Livvy! You'll smash it :) Big love xxx



Gooooo Livvy the kid!


Lewis Landau


Cathy & Bob Cook

Good luck! Looks like a wonderful cause x