Running for Uncle Steve

By Jessica Diver Join Me

Marathon for Pancreatic Cancer

I'm raising money for the Garven Institute of Medical Research in honour of my Uncle Steve, who passed away late 2019 of pancreatic cancer just 2 weeks after he was diagnosed. Pancreatic cancer has such a low survival rate because it is usually detected far too late, when it's already spread to other areas of the body. By donating to the Garven Institute you'll be contributing to the research into new and personalised treatment methods. 

I'll be running the Brisbane marathon which is a total of 42.2km on the 5th June. This is approx. 4 and half hours of running and 1000's of training kms. It's 7 weeks away!

Ironically, Steve would be saying something along the lines of "Why the hell would you want to run for 4.5 hours straight" but alas, I'm doing it anyway and hoping to raise $1000. 

Any donation is greatly appreciated - thank you!

If you wish to follow my running journey you can find me on strava (Jess Diver), but I'll post any major achievements here!

May 15th is my first half marathon race event so stay tuned for that!

My Updates


Thursday 2nd Jun
How lucky am I to have so many kind, supportive and generous people in my life! I have gone so far beyond the original target of $1000 that I've upped it to $3000 to see if that's possible!! Thank you all so much!!

Last long run - May 21st

Tuesday 31st May
Last long one before the mara was just over 3.5hrs. It was a doozy and started with a couple of kms of torrential rain. Character building and good mental strength training that's for sure. Just a measly 12kms extra to find on race day!!

Sydney Half marathon - 15th May

Tuesday 31st May
Battled injury, illness and low iron on this one so not quite the result I was after but happy to have finished it!! Onwards and upwards!

Narrabeen Lagoon x 3

Monday 9th May
3 and a bit laps of Narrabeen lagoon got me to 30km last week. Lana, Macca and Chilli came down for the last lap and got me through the tough part at the end! Happy with my pacing and fuelling for this one. Great practice for the mara. Unfortunately the muddy parts did my ankle in but after a bit of a rest this week I'm ready to take on the Sydney Half marathon this Sunday!

Thirroul to Wollongong

Monday 9th May
28 km run 2 weeks back. Incredible track to run on!

Putney to Parra

Thursday 21st Apr
Sunday's long run was 26km starting in Putney heading out to Parramatta park. Might modify this one in the future to explore parramatta park a bit more. Next Sunday - 28km!

Thank you to my Sponsors


Julie Diver


Mel Diver


Kels & Jayde

So proud of you sissy!!! 🤍


Sharon And Nick Crowe

What a wonderful thing to do in honour of Steve.You go gir


Trent Murray

Go Jess, you've got this!


Alex + Sam

Go Gal!


Ant Romeo


Cathy Romeo

Inspiring Jess


Jessica Diver


Jason, Alicia & Co


The Aloisios Xxx

Good luck Jess ♥️


Lou Mcallister

So excited for you Jess, you’ve done the hard work… Smash it girl! 🥰


Arwen Sachinwalla

You’re amazing gal! ❤️ LOVE YOU


Caterina Romeo

With love from nonna Lina


Jaime Jowono

Good on ya!


Pearl Sachinwalla



Go the Div!!!


Janey Mcnamara

Good luck !! Xx


Bridget And Rhys

Jog on 😜




Danny White


Andrew Hovgan

Going the distance!! Good luck jess


Matthew Kelloway


Ruairi O’connell

Wonderful Work Jess!


Rebecca Kilhefner-white

friend of Ruairi’s from the Kosovo days. Congratulations on exceeding your original goal by so much!


Samantha Bridge


Jacqui Bramwell

Proud of you!


Ronan Diver

Smash it Jess 🤜 🤛


Madeleine Wilson

You go girl!


Hacob Lyngsoe

Go get’em girl



I am so proud of you .All the best Jess!


Karis Dodson

So proud!


Tash Millist

Get it girl!


Nat Batge



Katie Harris


Harlan Eskinja

Well done x


James Matthias

What a wonderful cause - onya Jess!


Ac + Sylvia

Good luck!


Rachel Mcbride

Gooooo divs go!





Saad Mahamat



Goooo Div!!!


Lana Mcallister

Go Jess go! So proud of you!


Christopher Sutherlin




Hayley Callaghan


Johnny Casey

Good luck!


Rebecca Clarke

You go gurl


Matias Berbis

Good on you Jess.


Caleb Ng

Run, Jess, Run... Running for a good cause is extraordinary!


Dawn Kerr

Good Luck Jess


Lucia Avati

YOU GOT THIS, JESS! Wishing you all the best for a fantastic run x


Jeff Hughes

Good luck, great cause



Well done Jess such an amazing achievement and cause for your uncle!


Steven Moschidis