When I heard what the team were doing in cycling from Adelaide to Melbourne I was kind of jealous.
- It sounded like fun!
- It would push the boundaries mentally and physically
- It was a way of pulling together a wide group of people to give hope and joy to those who find themselves in tough situations, often through no fault of their own
I knew the ride was not going to be feasible for me - I simply wouldn't be able to do that (this year at least). But then I had the idea of doing a handicapped race to the end.
I can run. I can run a half marathon at approximately 12-13km per hour. So I have decided to help raise funds to unlock as many cyclists as possible. I will gather people to sponsor me, which adds to the overall tally, and depending on how much we collaboratively raise towards the overall goal will determine how far I run...
- $250 and I'll run 10km (an easy distance for me)
- $350 and I'll run 15km (also a comfortable distance)
- $450 and I'll run 21.1km (a distance I can run comfortably at an easy pace)
- $500 and I'll run 25km (a distance I've run mane 3 or 4 times before)
- And if we make $600 I'll run 30km - a distance I have never run!
I will start when the guys are approximately double the distance away from the finish line, which should result in a close finish between runners and cyclists! You are welcome to join me in the JoyRun by donating!
Let's restore hope and joy to those in our community together!
- Hannah Easton