Gold Coast locals Chris Evans and Antony Sedman have taken part in 35 endurance events across Australia and internationally this year in support of the one in two Queenslanders who are diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
The pair, who have named themselves The Wounded Pelicans, will continue running to reach their goal of fundraising $20,000 for Cancer Council Queensland by the end of 2016.
“Collectively we have run more than 4200km and raised over $17,500 for Cancer Council Queensland,” Mr Evans said. “Along the year, we’ve added more events to raise our own bar, but it hasn’t been without its challenges. It is hard work but we are still enjoying it because we make it as fun as possible for each other and are passionate about the cause.”
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While training for events, including this weekend’s Noosa Triathlon – their first triathlon, The Wounded Pelicans have also been busy organising their first race.
We may not have been the most aerodynamic but we finished the 42km @gcmarathon in these daffodil costumes – 20 endurance events done and dusted! Thank you to the #flowersupportcrew during the entire run and shoutout to the lads giving us a beer at the 39kmark… Next up, Nerang trail half marathon next Saturday… @cancercouncilqld @enjoycocosamu @synxsole @pogophysio @puresportsnutrition #thewoundedpelicans #gcam16 #flowerfam #daffodils #runningforcancer #aestheticsbeatsaerodynamics #worldsfastestflowers #flowergang #bestdressed
The December Beach Fun Run will be held on Sunday, December 4, from 7am -11am, starting and finishing at North Burleigh. Funds raised will go towards supporting The Wounded Pelicans at the Mt Everest Ultramarathon in 2017 and $1 from each registration towards Cancer Council Queensland.
Mr Sedman invited the community to lace up and get involved. “It is being held the first weekend of summer, so come down and race your friends at this fun run,” Mr Sedman said. “We have both 5km and 10km races and the top three finishes of both races win prizes.”
About to run the River Run 100km ultramarathon @ 10pm on this nippy Sat night for endurance event #23. Great way to test out the new @lululemonausnz and @chasingvert gear! @enjoycocosamu @synxsole @pogophysio @cancercouncilqld #thewoundedpelicans #enduranceforcancer #ultramarathon #ultrarunners #pelicanlife #riverrun100
Registration is $20 for 5km or $30 for 10km and is required by Saturday, December 3, via thewoundedpelicans.com/beach-fun-run/.