James Maskey's 250 km Ultra Marathon for PTSD Awareness

$3,320 raised

TARGET $3,000

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About

In August 2018 I will be competing in the 'Fire And Ice Ultra Marathon', the toughest multi-terrain race in the world, spanning 250 km through undulating terrain situated in Iceland. I will be representing Australia in Iceland and competing against some of the world's most elite ultra runners.

Whilst training for and competing in this gruelling event I am championing support and raising the awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the exceptional work conducted by Phoenix Australia - The National Centre for Excellence in Post Traumatic Mental Health. My pursuit is to assist in changing the stigma that surrounds mental health, raise the profile of PTSD and to empower those who suffer with the debilitating disorder to seek the support of professionals who can help them recover.

In Australia, there are over 80,000 full time emergency workers who perform a vital role in protecting and providing emergency assistance to other citizens. As a retired front-line Queensland Police Service Officer I am a strong advocate of raising the profile of PTSD, having been exposed to many instances of primary and secondary trauma as part of my employment. An individual with PTSD typically has four main symptoms and areas of difficulty with those being: re-experiencing symptoms; avoidance symptoms; negative cognitions and mood associated with the traumatic event; and arousal symptoms, including insomnia and irritability. No one should suffer with this condition alone - I am racing to raise awareness about trauma and PTSD and let others know that there is help available.

I cannot complete this task without your support. I will not receive funding assistance to train, travel or enter in this event. Funds raised through this platform will help offset the significant preparation costs and will allow me to represent Australia on the world stage and raise the profile of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Please help in making this dream a reality, donate today!
$2960
James Maskey
$360
Phoenix Australia - Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health

Fundraising For

James Maskey

I am competing in the Fire And Ice Ultra Marathon, the toughest multi-terrain race in the world, spanning 250km through undulating terrain situated in Iceland. In competing this event I am seeking to raise awareness and increase support for those who have experienced Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Funds Banked To

James Maskey

Phoenix Australia - Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health

Phoenix Australia promotes recovery for the 15 million Australians affected by trauma. We are a national centre of excellence conducting world-class research, translating the evidence into policy and service development, and providing evidence-based training.

Campaign Creator

James Maskey

Fitzroy North, VIC



Sun, 2 Sep 2018

Chris Sheppard

$60

Pleasure enduring hell with you

Sun, 26 Aug 2018

Shaun Mullan

$30

Run, James, Run!

Sun, 26 Aug 2018

Chrissie Maus

$60

What an amazing journey of focus and resilience. Good luck and congratulations on even the work you have done this far!

Mon, 20 Aug 2018

Chirag Patel

$100

I know you’ll smash this race and you’ve worked hard to get there. A very worthy cause to be supporting.

Mon, 20 Aug 2018

Emma Renehan

$50

You’re awesome, try and enjoy the scenery.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018

Sara Pontin

$20

All the best mate! You are inspirational for doing this and I know you'll smash it

Mon, 6 Aug 2018

Tom Wood

$10

Good luck James!

Mon, 6 Aug 2018

Joanna Farmer

$70
Fri, 3 Aug 2018

Peter

$20

You are as brave for sharing your story as your are completely nuts for taking on this incredible challenge :) Well done James and good luck.

Thu, 2 Aug 2018

Charlotte Hoffman

$20

Wonderful work James! Enjoy the long walk around the block!

SINCE  Oct 2017

40 

Donations

$3,320 raised

TARGET $3,000

Please support this cause

$
AUD
$2960
James Maskey
$360
Phoenix Australia - Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health

Fundraising For

James Maskey

I am competing in the Fire And Ice Ultra Marathon, the toughest multi-terrain race in the world, spanning 250km through undulating terrain situated in Iceland. In competing this event I am seeking to raise awareness and increase support for those who have experienced Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Funds Banked To

James Maskey

Phoenix Australia - Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health

Phoenix Australia promotes recovery for the 15 million Australians affected by trauma. We are a national centre of excellence conducting world-class research, translating the evidence into policy and service development, and providing evidence-based training.

Campaign Creator

James Maskey

Fitzroy North, VIC

SINCE  Oct 2017

40 

Donations