Bravehearts today announced Sydney as the location for the New South Wales leg of their annual 777 Marathon, which sees participants complete 7 marathons in 7 days in 7 states.
Hailed as the ultimate fundraising adventure for everyday people wanting to achieve extraordinary feats, the Bravehearts 777 is fast gaining momentum for those who want to make a real difference when it comes to the prevention of child sexual assault.
“We are so excited to be able to bring this event to Sydney for the first time,” says Lorelle Silveira, Head of Community Engagement and Fundraising at Bravehearts.
“It is such an amazing event and Sydney will provide a stunning backdrop for the New South Wales stop on the journey.”
The 777 Marathon kicks-off in Perth on June 25 before continuing on to Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart and Sydney and wrapping up on the Gold Coast at the Gold Coast Marathon on 1 July.
“You don’t have to be a professional athlete, you just need a big heart and a lot of determination” says Ms Silveira.
Runners who register to complete all 7 marathons are required to raise $10,000 to go towards Bravehearts’ personal safety education program Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure Show and the delivery of specialist support services to children and families affected by child sexual assault.
Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure Show, a 40-minute live production has educated more than 750,000 Aussie kids since its inception in 2008 and teaches children age appropriate strategies and skills to stay safe in a range of situations from bullying to sexual assault.
Time is running out to register for this year’s 777 Marathon, with registrations for National Runners (all 7 marathons) closing on 31 January.