Welcome to Running Pink
Deborah De Williams is the first woman to run around Australia (both continuously and non-continuously) During Deborah´s run she followed the guidelines/rule set by other Guinness World Record holders Gary Parson’s & Nobby Young. The rules state you have to run every day, no days off, with a min km requirement of 20kms/day and off course no driving anywhere!
Others have said they have done it but only Deborah is the first female to have done every step, everyday with no driving.
Latest news: After 408 days and 18,026kms Deborah and Maggie have finally finished their run around Australia. During the run Running Pink raised over $200,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Deborah broke the world record for the longest continuous run by a female and is officially the first female to run a completely GPS tracked continuously run around Australia. Deborah is also the the first person to have continuously walk and run around Australia.
However Deborah beleives her biggest achievement is to have been an inspiration to 1000´s of people who have been effected by breast cancer. Deborah says "At the end of the day who cares about "first´s" and records my only hope is that I have help others get through and survive breast cancer. As Lance Armstrong would say "Live Strong" and as Maggie and I would say "Keep Smiling"
Congratulations to Deborah De Williams, Tasmanian Australian of the year ultra runner who today 6th May 2011 run through the existing World Continuous Run mark for a female about 6kms sth of New Norfolk. The mark was 17,925 and was held by Sarah Fulcher of the USA since 1988.
Deborah has been about 30 days quicker and run 18,026kms by the time she finishes her run on Sunday May 8th at Hobart Mother´s Day Classic, she will have completed over 18,000kms.
Deborah, a breast cancer survivor is the first female/person to walk and run continuously around Australia and has raised over $218,000 for the NBCF.
Deborah and Maggie have decided to dedicate days that they run to people who have lost there battle with breast cancer. If you would like a day dedicated to your loved one please email Deborah to find out details of how this can be done.
What is Running Pink
1 solo female runner, her beautiful dog Maggie and an incredible inspirational journey around Australia all for breast cancer research.
2 laps around the country on foot and still going: The 1st female to walk around Australia, (continuous) Oct 2003 - 2004) the 1st female to run around Australia, (non-continuous) Ultra marathon, breast cancer survivor, World and Australian record holder, Tasmania Australian of the Year 2011 Deborah De Williams is still running! Deborah and Maggie (the 1st dog to run around Australia) are continuing to use their feet to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Due to the flooding in Rockhampton Deborah and Maggie have extended their run (again) and will not be home till 8th May 2011. By the time Deborah and Maggie get home they would have run 407 consecutive days and will become not only the 1st female to run around Australia (non - continuously) but the 1st female to run around Australia continuously*. What an amazing feat and all for the NBCF.
To make a donation visit our donation page.
Deborah’s Inspirational Story:
A pink caravan convoy supplied by Regent Caravans will follow Deborah and Maggie around Australia. If you see our vehicles on the side of a highway somewhere out there or in your community do come and say hello. We just love to chat and Maggie as the Director of Greeting (D.O.G.) loves to greet people. If you can´t get out to see us you can email Maggie on firstname.lastname@example.org or Deborah on email@example.com.
To find out when Deborah will be in visiting your community click here. If you would like Deborah and her pink convoy to visit your school, club or community group when she is in your town contact us here.
Running Pinks main aim is to raise over $300,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. To achieve this goal, as we travel around Australia various Fundraising Stations will be set up in the communities we visit. So when we are in your part of the world come on down and buy some fantastic Running Pink merchandise, or make a donation, or meet Deborah and Maggie when they are in your community. To find out when these stations will be, see the up and coming events section below or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can´t make it on the day or we don´t visit your area, don´t despair, you can still purchase our grovvy pink products just click here and purchase through the website.
If you are interested in selling the our wristbands or having a donation tin at your business please contact the team at Running Pink on email@example.com.
A fundraising effort like this one is only made possible with the support of many corporate partners and individuals whom all contribute in many ways. Running Pink is funded through the support of sponsors and by Deborah´s family, we are not asking for money to fund the run so all who donate can rest assured that all donations and proceeds from the sale of Running Pink Goods goes to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Would you like a personally signed t-shirt from Deborah and Maggie then be part of our $1000 plus club. Visit the Supports Page on this website to find out more!!
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