The Bravehearts 777 Marathon is one of the biggest and most gruelling fun runs in Australia. This massive event manages to attract the most seasoned and experienced athletes each year due to the challenge it promises. It consists of seven 42-kilometre marathons held in seven states and territories in just seven days. Its goal is to raise money to help protect children against sexual assault and to create 'children's champions' in the community to help improve the lives of Australian children.
Bravehearts 777 was established by a not-for-profit organisation called Bravehearts. Bravehearts was founded in 1996 by Hetty Johnston. Its mission is to prevent child sexual abuse and to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child.
The event will be held this year from the 26th of June to the 2nd of July. The Perth run will be on the 26th of June and will start at Southbank Park in Perth. There will also be marathons in Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart and Kingscliff and the Gold Coast.
You don't have to be a trained athlete to be able to take part in Bravehearts 777. The event is open to anyone who wants to help improve the lives of Aussie children. All participants will be mentored by three-time Uncle Toby Ironman series winner Guy Andrews. He will assist with training and motivation and provide runners with all the encouragement and assistance that they will need in order to get them to finish.
It will cost $20 for an individual to register and $130 for a team of 4 people. You can register for the national event (all seven marathons) or for just one state leg if that is all you want to do. You can walk the course or run. It's up to you.
For more information about how to register, find a team or a running partner, or to make a donation please check out the event's Facebook page or check out this website
If you want to find out more about Bravehearts and the history of their organisation you can visit their website.