Race Kirrily from Broken Hill to Sydney On-Line for Run Against Violence

Run Against Violence Co-founder, Kirrily Dear is once again embarking on an ultra marathon to give voice to a voice to the often silent victims of family violence and she wants you to race her on-line.

Commencing on Wednesday, 30 August 2017, Kirrily will leave Broken Hill at 7am and over the next 19 days she will run 1300km's before arriving at the steps of the Sydney Opera House on Sunday, 17th September at 10am.

Kirrily is challenging you and up to nine of your friends to race her across the ultra-marathon course and arrive at the Opera House before she does as part of the Steps Together Virtual Challenge.

How does the Virtual Challenge Work

Each day your team members will track the distance they walk or run, using a device such as a gps watch, fitbit or smartphone app. Your team will be provided with a login to upload your data to the Run Down Under platform which will display your map.  You will be excited each day to watch your team's progress compared to other teams and Kirrily's actual location.  All team members successfully participating in the Challenge will receive a once-in-a-lifetime finishers medal and serious bragging rights.

How to Register

Once you have your team members and their e-mail addresses you can register your team here

If you can't find enough people for a full team don't worry Run Against Violence will be able to help you fill your team when you fill in the Registration Form.

How Much Does it Cost

Registration is $25 per person including GST.  The fee covers processing fees, finisher medal for each team member and postal costs.  Any surplus funds will be invested into our Community Engagement Program.  Run Against Violence is a 100% volunteer-based association.

What is Run Against Violence

Run Against Violence is a 100% volunteer member association established to use running and other sporting activities as a conduit for educating and engaging communities in family violence prevention.

We believe by breaking the silence and encouraging people to learn about family violence we can remove the stigma and social barriers that prevent people asking for help. 

Our approach is inclusive.  We believe that anyone can be a victim or perpetrator of family violence and that we all have a role to play in prevention.  Whether you run, walk or roll everyone is welcome.

Run Against Violence was started by a group of runners following the success of the White Ribbon Ultra Marathon in 2014.  Held over 12 days, the 860km solo run by Kirrily Dear brought together people from throughout regional NSW to raise awareness about intimate partner violence and its impact on the community.

 A documentary called ICEBERG was made about the experience and has enabled our organisation to break the silence across Australia.




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