5km every day for 365 days

in News

He said he was going to do it and he did… 5km every day for 365 days!

Adrian McCarthy was so inspired by his running mate Luke Raymond’s fundraising efforts, he created his own challenge: to run 5km every day for a year to raise funds for the Foundation. He saw a lot of bullying at his son’s school and local sporting clubs and wanted to do something to help. 

Some of the hurdles Adrian experienced throughout his 365 day challenge were injuries, as well as sleep deprivation from having a new baby in the house. This problem was solved by getting a running pram and taking bubs along on his 4am runs. Adrian recorded every run on his Everydayhero page to show his supporters how serious he was about achieving his goal. He logged a total of 1,825km over his 12 month fundraising journey and raised $5,651.12, such an incredible result.

Congratulations Adrian for an amazing effort. Your passion and commitment to helping keep kids safe is inspiring - thank you!

If you would like to achieve a personal challenge and help us support children affected by violence and bullying, go to our website to start your fundraising journey. It’s easy and fun – so what are you waiting for?!

You may also be interested in

  • How Buddy Run helps to keep children safe

    Federal Circuit Court judge Alexandra Harland is looking forward to another Buddy Run on Sunday 20 October, as her fundraising team ‘Ravenpuff’ lace up their running shoes to help keep kids safe from bullying.

    Read More >
  • What we learned from our national image based bullying campaign

    Linda Barry from national children’s charity, the Alannah & Madeline, recently presented to the 16th annual International Bullying Prevention Conference in Chicago.

    Read More >
  • Supporting the Alannah & Madeline Foundation is 'good for the soul'

    Silvio Marinelli first became involved with Alannah & Madeline Foundation three years ago. Since then, Silvio and his Highview team have raised almost $60,000 to help keep kids safe from violence and bullying.

    Read More >

Donate Today

Your donation can help keep a child safe from violence.

Read More >

Risk & Response – Cyber Safety and Bullying

Covers risks and incident responses for current cyber trends, including cyber bullying, sexting, impersonation/hacking and trolling/flaming.

Read More >

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter below or visit our media centre for media information including media releases, spokespeople, publications and contacts.