Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017
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This strawberry-ashed, scoliotic, overanalysing, oversharing, anxious, itchy-footed, box-ticking, soul-searcher is at it again. A MARATHON. The pièce de résistance of the bucket list. Ten years ago I had surgery on my leg that left me questioning whether I would walk properly again. Then I learned to walk. Then I learned to run. Then I did a whole heap of other stupid stuff. But I never did commit to the ever-elusive arbitrary distance of 42.195 kilometres, which is very important that I run for some reason. Now, I’m finally taking the plunge, by taking part in the Sydney Marathon with my baby bro in September this year. The end of an era. To mark my maturing from pre-marathon Darryl to post-marathon Darryl (my running barmitzvah if you will), I’ve decided to raise money for beyondblue, a charity I support wholeheartedly, which helps Australians living with depression and anxiety. Thank you for your generosity and support. If you’ve lived with, or know anyone who lives with, anxiety or depression, you will know the suffering involved, and the difference any relief can make.

About my cause: beyondblue

3 million Australians are living with depression or anxiety

beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

Most Australians have some experience with anxiety and depression or related disorders, whether it is personal or via family, friends or work colleagues. beyondblue’s work is aimed at achieving an Australian community that understands depression and anxiety, empowering all Australians, at any life-stage, to seek help. beyondblue raises awareness, reduces stigma and ensures people have access to the information they need to support recovery, management and resilience.   

beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation and a bipartisan initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.

beyondblue works in partnership with health services, schools, workplaces, universities, media and community organisations, as well as people living with depression/anxiety and their carers, to bring together expertise and provide tools and resources.  

For information on depression, anxiety and related disorders, available treatments and where to get help, visit, call beyondblue info line: 1300 22 4636 (local call cost from a landline), or email /

About Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017

The 2017 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is an iconic event with a spectacular course that includes a run over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and a finish at the Opera House. The festival will be held on September 17, 2017 and features a marathon, half marathon, bridge run and a family fun run - so there is something for everyone. 35,000 runners are expected to participate in 2017.

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