“If running 104km for a charity seems like a crazy thing to do, it’s nothing compared to running 2,000km.”
That is what Datapod Marketing and Communications Manager Gordon Watson said today when he spoke about taking part in the final legs of the first Barrier Reef to Border Charity Run.
Mr Watson will be running 104km from South Bank in Brisbane to Palm Beach on Australia's Gold Coast to help raise awareness and money for initiatives relating to providing opportunities to unemployed youth.
Gordon's run leg is part of a much bigger run by passionate Gold Coast business man, and his good friend, Darren Mackintosh.
The Barrier Reef to Border Charity Run starts in Cairns on 14 September and is planned to conclude on the Gold Coast in early November. Mr Mackintosh will cover 2,000km as he runs from Cairns in North Queensland to the Gold Coast.
Mr Watson said, “I am completely inspired by Darren, his complete focus and dedication to this initiative is positively contagious. His run goes through many regions in Queensland where although the scenery is the best in the world, there are large numbers of disengaged youth and high youth unemployment.”
“Darren’s run is designed to inspire and connect the community around the issue of youth unemployment, so we can solve the problem together,” added Mr Watson.
Mr Mackintosh is hoping to raise $250,000 for the Tackle Youth Unemployment Charity.
For more information about the run visit www.br2b.org.au and to follow the progress of the run use the #BR2B on Twitter and other social media platforms.
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