On election eve in the nation’s capital a group of 21 brave competitors from across the country have arrived to tackle the fifth of 7 marathons in 7 states and territories in 7 days as part of Australia’s biggest charity run to protect kids – the Bravehearts 777.
Competitors are this week (June 27 – July 3) attempting seven 42-kilometre marathons in Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra, Kingscliff and the Gold Coast as they lay it all on the line to give hope to the Aussie kids enduring their own personal marathons.
Hailed as the ultimate fundraising adventure for ordinary people who want to make an extraordinary difference, the Bravehearts 777 raises funds and awareness to help national child protection organisation Bravehearts educate, empower and protect Aussie kids from sexual assault.
Today they will run a marathon distance around Molonglo River before departing for the final two marathons in the series.
Around 100 competitors will join the 777 big guns across each location in individual legs of the marathon series. Senate Candidate for the Liberal Party, Jane Hiatt, who completed the full Bravehearts 777 in 2013, will be among them in Canberra today.