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Marathons around Australia challenge

Marathons around Australia in 12 months.

As many of you know, I enjoy getting out for a run. Always have and if the old body holds out, I hope I will always be able to run!

Now my goal is to push myself to a personal challenge that I've long wanted to attempt - to run a marathon in every state and territory of Australia within a year. That is 8 marathons in 12 months.

The schedule is as follows (and it’s only “mainland” Australian territories - Norfolk Island, Christmas Island and the Australian Antarctic Territory don’t count!):

Jul-17     

 NT

Australian Outback Marathon

Sep-17

 NSW

Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Marathon

Oct-17

 VIC

Melbourne Marathon

Dec-17

 ACT

Canberra Summer Marathon Series

Jan-18

 Tasmania

Cadbury Marathon Hobart

Apr-18

 WA

Bunbury Marathon

May-18

 SA

Barossa Marathon

Jul-18

 QLD

Gold Coast Marathon

To help me train for this challenge, I’ve joined the team from Can Too, a wonderful organisation that provides professional coaching and support to people to achieve their goals in running, swimming, tri or endurance events. I ran with Can Too in their first marathon program in 2005 in Sydney and they have been going strong ever since.

In return, I am raising valuable funds that go towards innovation in the prevention, care and control of cancer through Cure Cancer Australia and Cancer Council NSW.

Please support me on this challenge and help these important cancer charities! Use the attached link to access my fundraising page and for updates throughout the training and 8 marathons. Donations are tax deductible for Australian tax residents. 

And yes, if we can reach the fundraising target of $5,000, I'll shave my head (Juliet won't be happy!). 

Thank-you for supporting me!

A big thank you to My Sponsors

Moz Ali

22 Jun 2017

Great work Ben!

Kindly donated $100

Caroline Bowman

21 Jun 2017

Well done Ben great cause and good luck

Kindly donated $30

Meg Smith

21 Jun 2017

Good luck and good running!

Kindly donated $300

The Crellin Family

21 Jun 2017

Fantastic effort Ben! A great cause. I hope the conditions are favourable and that you recover well.

Kindly donated $200

R & R

20 Jun 2017

Well done Ben ....and good luck!!

Kindly donated $100

Richard

19 Jun 2017

Big effort Ben. Looks like that head is getting shaved! Best of luck. Richard, John, Maia and Ruby.

Kindly donated $208

The Cleary Family

19 Jun 2017

Good luck with your Marathon Challenge. xo

Kindly donated $100

Andrew

19 Jun 2017

Awesome challenge and great cause

Kindly donated $104

Joe Turner

19 Jun 2017

You better shave your head.

Kindly donated $52

Nic Hyde

19 Jun 2017

Big commitment Ben - good luck and friendly conditions!

Kindly donated $104

Cam Smyth

19 Jun 2017

Nice one Ben - we need an update as to what is getting shaved if you hit 7.5k....

Kindly donated $104

The Andersons

18 Jun 2017

Ben - what a schedule! Great causes.....we wish you all the very best of luck with the training and the running! Mark, Emma, Joe and Fred xx

Kindly donated $156

Philippa Jameson

18 Jun 2017

Amazing undertaking ! Good luck & enjoy !

Kindly donated $52

Sedgwick Family

18 Jun 2017

Awesome effort Ben. We will be tracking you.

Kindly donated $104

B-l Family

18 Jun 2017

Good luck Ben. Great effort and example to the rest of us !!!

Kindly donated $200

Anonymous

18 Jun 2017

Have fun, enjoy and good luck. Maybe Juliet may need the good luck with support! xo

Kindly donated $130

Beardsell Family

18 Jun 2017

Great cause! Well done.

Kindly donated $104

Mags Mead

16 Jun 2017

What a legend! Unbelievable challenge and a great cause. Very best of luck from all the Meads xxx

Kindly donated $104

Kristin Stammer

16 Jun 2017

Go Ben - amazing goal.

Kindly donated $1,000

Sarah And Mick

16 Jun 2017

A cause close to our hearts. Good luck Ben - what an amazing challenge!

Kindly donated $104

Stuart Towers

16 Jun 2017

Good work Ben, love your work and efforts to raise money for this excellent cause.

Kindly donated $250

Gemma Kovaloff

16 Jun 2017

All the best!

Kindly donated $52

Don And Lee

16 Jun 2017

Go Ben - well done! We're with you ALL THE WAY !

Kindly donated $260

Jon S

16 Jun 2017

Kindly donated $208

Max

16 Jun 2017

Great cause Ben, best of luck.

Kindly donated $200

Anonymous

16 Jun 2017

Kindly donated $52

Mark S

16 Jun 2017

Awesome, good luck.

Kindly donated $100

Kody Hayes

16 Jun 2017

Good on you, Ben. [Don't] Break a leg!

Kindly donated $50

C. Tan

16 Jun 2017

Best of luck and stay injury free mate!

Kindly donated $500

Chris Black

16 Jun 2017

Good luck

Kindly donated $104

Flag Group

16 Jun 2017

Great Challenge Ben and a great cause, we hope you go well

Kindly donated $1,000

Ben Stammer

01 May 2017

Kindly donated $500

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