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100km run to raise funds for Lifeline

Silver City locals, Jordan Gilby and Brock Martin, have set themselves a gruelling challenge to run from Broken Hill to Menindee next month all in the name of raising funds and awareness about Lifeline’s suicide prevention programs.

On Saturday March 9, these two fit lads will cover over 100km on their feet, taking them approximately 12 to 14 hours to reach the finish line.

“Brock and I have been running around town like Forrest Gump since last September, training for the 108km trek from Broken Hill to Menindee,” said Jordan.

Training for the ultramarathon-length run, Jordan and Brock are covering up to 70km on foot per week. The two runners say the last six months of training has been, “incredibly taxing but rewarding” and they’ve “learned a lot about what our bodies and minds are capable of”.

Aiming for an initial $2000 goal, the Broken Hill community has already pitched in over $4600 for the local charity, with more donations coming in as the date of the run approaches.

All proceeds from Jordan and Brock’s run will directly fund Broken Hill Lifeline’s suicide awareness and prevention programs, counselling services, mental health awareness training, and Christmas toys for families in need.

If you’d like to make a donation to support Jordan and Brock’s Broken Hill to Menindee 100km run for Mental Health, go to: facebook.com/donate/284000961180766/

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