|Australian soldiers in a captured Turkish trench at Lone Pine on 6 August 1915. Photo: Philip Schuler
My main event of the year, the Anzac Ultra is now just over 2 weeks away. I’ll running the ‘Lone Pine’ course – 6 loops of a 75km route on the Canberra Centenary Trail starting on 6th April. Yep, 450km or bust.
The legend of ANZAC was born on 25 April 1915, and was reaffirmed in eight months’ fighting on Gallipoli. The Australians displayed great courage, endurance, initiative, discipline, and mateship. Such qualities came to be seen as the ANZAC spirit.
To mark the centenary of the ANZAC spirit, the ultra-running community will show their respect and honour the lives of defence service men and women by making a 450km journey on the southern loop of the Canberra Centenary Trail from 6 to 12 April 2015. This will be the one and only time this event will take place.
This challenge will represent the furthest I’ve run in a single event to date. and while I’m not in the habit of running for charity, I do believe that every little helps. This is not an appeal for donations, I know there are many worthy charities all vying for your attention, time and money, and rightly so.
The Anzac Ultra does have a charitable purpose, however, aiming to raise over than $50,000 for Legacy, a charity providing services to Australian families suffering financially and socially after the incapacitation or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service. Legacy currently cares for 100,000 widows and 1,900 children and disabled dependants throughout Australia.
If you feel inclined to show your support, you can either make a donation to one of the fundraiser pages on the Anzac Ultra Supporters tab
(link to individual pages below), or purchase a limited edition Thir
If you decide to purchase the multifunctional headband (buff, boob tube, skullcap, neck gaiter, mini skirt .. whatever way you fancy using it), do so on this link
. They’re $22 AUD and Legacy will benefit from all proceeds of the sales.
To help reduce shipping costs (and therefore allowing more of the purchase price to go to Legacy), I am happy to collect any headbands purchased and bring them back with me to Singapore, Hong Kong or Sabah, which is where I will be over the next month following the race.
All you have to do is leave a message in the special instructions box when checking out.
If you would like me to bring your headband back, please indicate the following in the special instructions text box:
Via Jeri (Postal method)
Hugh Jackman (Name)
Jeri’s Dream World (Country)
*If you are being charged international shipping but want me to bring the headband back for you, please use this Australian address and it will remove the international shipping option:
8 Alice Clarke St, Casey, ACT. 2913, Australia.
Message me on FB if you have any problems completing the purchase and don’t forget to put in the seller’s notes that this is VIA JERI.
If you live in Australia or any other country apart from Singapore, Hong Kong and Sabah, then please opt for normal postage.
It’s a functional purchase and you’ll be doing some good if this is a cause that appeals to you. Do share and feel free to collate group orders. Orders for my collection will have to be placed before 11th April to ensure I have enough time to pick them up before I leave.
More updates to follow … I can’t believe there’s only 2 weeks left .. aaaaaaaaargh!
|I’ve got plenty of luggage allowance … famous last words! Photo: Pixgood.com
Links to some of the Everyday Hero fundraising pages for the Anzac Ultra 2015: