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'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!

My Updates

Completed City2Surf

Sunday 18th Oct
Did my first virtual run! 14km. It was fun! Hopefully the restrictions will ease to run somewhere different for the half.

Melbourne Marathon goes virtual

Wednesday 23rd Sep

A quick update on everything. Of course, due to COVID-19 the Melbourne Marathon will not go ahead in the way we're used to. However, it is going VIRTUAL. The date has been pushed back until 5th December. So I will run then. I am sad that I won't get to experience the atmosphere but my main driver this sponsorship. 

Thank you for everyone that has donated. It really makes me feel so grateful. 

Running is going well. Some knee jip about 2 weeks ago as my knees had a bit of a freak out to the amount of impact they've had. They were definately not used to it!! I run sometimes with Arthur and that makes me very happy; although it's hit and miss as to how well he behaves. 

I am up to 15kms now, which I have run once. I have also signed up to Sydney's City2Surf which is a 15km run done virtually as well happening mid October. 

I am enjoying the journey and how my body is getting stronger. If only chocolate didn't exist then my body would be a temple!!! (Okay that's a lie)

Thanks so much for the support so far. 

Thank you to my Sponsors


Gary Mullane

good work Liv :)


Claire Day


Agnes Ramsell

So proud of you! Xxxx


Danielle Menlove

Orrrliviiiioooooor! An amazing achievement, well done! We are all very proud xxx love Dan xxx



Awesome work Liv, smashed it!



Run like the wind Livla xx



Good luck Liv, you will smash it! Lots of love Hatty and Tim xx


Meagz And Faz

You can do it Brucey! Love you long time The Fazzas


Helena Macadam

Bloopski!!! So so proud of you! Well done babes, best of luck xxx


Charlotte Carew-gibbs

You go Glen CoCo!! So proud of you Livlaaa, you’ll smash it! Love you! Chezzy Bebs xxxx


Kal Desai

Good luck on the run


Jamie Gibbs

Good luck Olivia - run well.




Warren Smith

All the best Liv. Just remember every step is a step closer to the finish line.


Mat And Karen

Have a great run. Will be an amazing feeling when you finish.



Proud of you girl, you’ve got this! Claps and cheers from Franny, Tommy and Otis xx


Rod Bird

Go Legend!! X


Ellen Hanratty

Notions x


Ben Reeve

Run Forest Run


Paul Agate

Very well done Livvy. You even got your 2 brothers to contribute!


Philip Ramsell

Well done Live! P&K x


Evelyn Crowe

Livvy you’ve got this - go babe! Such a great cause, so proud of you x



Livvy & A Dog, Y’all got this!! Sending all my love from QLD...


Ian Savage-brookes

Love your work, Shroomz x


Siobhan Barrett

You don’t need a formal event to smash your goal. Very proud of you!!


Alan Steele

Well done Olivia, great cause, 'enjoy' the run when it comes!


El- Dawg

Look forwarding to limping beside you the whole way.



Nice one Liv!


Ash & Terri Woodward

What a great cause Liv, have fun on the run, we know you will smash it! Love Terri & Ash xx


Super Nan & Gg

Good luck with the run Liv love from super nan and GG pop


Natasha Guy

Way to go Liv! We’re cheering for you from Sydney!!


Will Agate

Break a leg sis !! Not literally It’ll be over before you know it !! Love and miss you always Will x



Go Liv!


Facebook Donations


Anthony Moore

Good luck Liv! You'll smash it! x


Emily Stuart

Awesome work, Liv! I know you’ll smash it!


Rob Kremer

Great stuff Liv! Enjoy the experience.


Raj Kutty


Benjamina Ballarina

Run forest run


Danny Fleming

Good luck Liv!


Olivia Agate

Thought I'd back myself


Carms And Soph

Go get it!!! Proud of you. Love Carms and Soph


Oliver Woodward

Go Liv!


Mark Henneberry

Good work champ


Vikki Woodward

Go Liv!! xx


Jules Fv

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


Andrew Bonato

A very worthy cause Liv, well done to you.


Shane Snow


Lewis Landau


Philip And Karen

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


Agnes Ramsell

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


Kristina Lomas

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


Cathy & Bob Cook

Good luck! Looks like a wonderful cause x


James Agate

Proud of you Little Sis! Love you x


Heidi Luzmore

Good luck Livy. Hope to see you again soon ❤️



Gooooo Livvy the kid!


Steve Woodward

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