River Runners Tackle the Mighty Murray

$4,978 raised
100%
GOAL $2,000
65 donations
 
since Mar 2018
 
 
 

We’re a group of women who’ve dubbed ourselves The River Runners - because we’re embarking on a long held dream to tackle the length of Australia’s longest river, the mighty Murray!

As the first step towards fulfilling this goal, this November, we will be paddling the Massive Murray Marathon. It’s a 404 km marathon over 5 days. It will be by far the longest distance any of us have done to date, but it will also just be the beginning towards realizing our eventual dream of paddling the Murray, from absolute source to sea.

We're incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity - and ability - to work towards this goal, something that not everyone can enjoy. Which is why, as part of this goal, we want to help raise money for Make-a-Wish Australia. This charity grants the wishes of children aged 3-18 who are battling life-threatening diseases. If through our efforts we can light up some smiles of these ill children and their families, it would make our journey a much sweeter one.

Yours, The River Runners
theriverrunners.com

Update May 25 2018:
Thank you so much everyone for your support to date! We've smashed through our original $1000 target! As we move closer to the date, we'll keep on raising our goals incrementally. Right now, we're looking at raising a total of $2000, which will help more kids realize their wishes!

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updates

26
Nov
Thank you so much for your support guys! $4978! Woot! That's an awesome amount, and will go to help make some kids very happy! :)

We've done it and finished the Massive Murray Marathon! Woohoo! We're still on the high, and already sorely missing our time on the water. It was a fantastic experience, and you helped greatly in giving us the motivation to keep on going when our muscles got sore, or the winds and hail proved challenging. :)

Cheers, and happy paddling!
The River Runners
13
Nov
Oh my gosh guys, thank you so much for your support!!!! We've smashed through our initial target of $1000 and now $2000! That's super duper motivation to charge down that river, even if our arms feel about to drop off, and our bums are numb from sitting in the same position. We're stoked to be able to help these critically ill kids fulfill their (hopefully not) once-in-a-lifetime dream!
25
May
Thank you so much everyone for your support to date!

We've smashed through our original $1000 target! As we move closer to the November 404 km marathon, and put in hundreds more miles in training, we'll look towards raising more money. Right now, we've raised our target goal to $2000, which will help more kids realize their wishes!

In the meantime, keep track of our (mis)adventures and training here: https://www.facebook.com/theriverrunnersau/ and here: www.theriverrunners.com

Cheers!
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$4,978 raised
100%
GOAL $2,000
65 donations
 
since Mar 2018
 
Fundraising for
Make-A-Wish Australia
Make-A-Wish® Australia creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. From the simple to the seemingly impossible, our wishes complement medical treatment – working to calm, distract and empower sick kids at the time they need it most.
About fundraiser
Peishan Tan
North Sydney NSW
 
 

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