12 Hour Mental Marathon

By David Beck

Look who's doing a fundraiser!

This Saturday, May 9 some friends and I have set the goal of running a marathon distance (42km) across 12 hours.

We plan to each run (in our separate bubbles) 3.5km every hour until we hit the 42km mark. We will start at 6am and finish at 6pm. None of us have run or trained for a full marathon before - I ran my first half marathon earlier this year.

While the legs are sure to get a bit sore, there is no denying this will be a mental challenge so I thought it was fitting that I attempt to use it to raise funds for the Mental Health Foundation - a cause close to my heart.

Any donations are welcome but I have come up with a list of incentives to help motivate you.

If I reach a total of:

$100 I do a lap in a shark onesie. 

$200 I do a lap in jandals.

$300 I do a lap in bare feet.

$400 I do a lap backwards.

$500 over the next few months I will grow a mullet.

Anyone who makes a personal donation of $100 or more can give me a challenge of their own to complete - within reason (no nudity).

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Thank you to my Supporters

$15.60

David Oliver

Good effort boys!

$26

Kathy Hughes

Bloody good on you David <3

$10.40

Lewis Borman

$10.40

Dianna Borman

Hi David..Your doing a great thing and Im sure Tracy would be very proud of you. Im proud of you also. luv Aunty Dianna xxx

$10.40

Nick Swain

Awesome cause and epic achievement. Congrats fellas!

$10.40

Anonymous

$15.60

Kelly Albrecht

You are amazing mate!

$26

Anonymous

$26

Angeline Anderson

O for Orsum David!

$52

Guy

Legend! Great challenges

$208

Anonymous

Great stuff David. Nothing like putting yourself into the middle of a great cause with a great effort. Nga mihi.

$25

Jane T

Wicked effort! Thanks for the lols

$104

Anonymous

Awesome

$10.40

Cira Olivier

Woohoo!

$26

Kkm G

$52

Kerri Anne Hancock

Gedddddit! Kai te poho kererū o hoa o 6am i a koe e hoa! (Your 6am crew are proud of you!) karawhiua!

$52

Sam Olley

You are so inspirational, so proud to even know you!

$26

Carmen Hall

Awesome effort mate

$52

James Lansdown

Great work Davey! Legend.

$20.80

Cheyne Stevens

Bloody hooner!

$104

Jo Raphael

Amazing work, David!

$26

Tania Hilliam

$42

Mike Edridge

Shot Dave, absolutely smashing it! Leading by example not only in mental health but general health and fitness too.

$41.60

Tania Tapsell

You're awesome David!

$26

Cheryl Blanchard

Go you good thing!!!! Fantastic! David 😇⭐️

$15.60

Kelly Makiha

Love your work amazing friend

$52

Kererua & Tahlia

Awesome work David

$26

Ali Borman

Go cousin ! You’re awesome. What an inspiration.

$26

Jae Te Are

WOOHOO!!!! Mean David.GET IT GET IT BOYEE!!!

$26

Kate. Jenna's Mum

Go hard! Good luck!!

$104

Chris M

Mo to Match the mullet?

$26

Anonymous

Shot Bro

$26

Mike

Alright let’s do this! LERRROOOOOOOOY JNNNNNNEEEKINS!

$10.40

Ben

$26

Casey Freed

Boomfa

$10.40

Aum Kuldeep Kadam

Keep up the good work David.

$20.80

Laura B

Whoo! Go David! Awesome cause & nice work on the challenge 🙂 - also cant wait to see a mullet haha.

$26

Sam M

Can’t wait to see your mullet on Zoom

$20.80

Mel S

Awesome Dave!! I guess you’ll be growing a mullet!! 😉

$52

Michael Bloy

Love you xx

$28.08

Anonymous

Go David!!

$10.40

Julia Robinson

Amazing commitment David. Smash it!

$15.60

Emma Millar

Good luck! Awesome idea 🙂

$10.40

Ytb

Yeet

$104

Nik

UE Boom + You'll Never Walk Alone on repeat

$10.40

Tegan Church

$31.20

Anonymous

$10.40

Kelly Osborne

Go hard David! Full support.

$25

Aileen Watson

Awesome thing that you are doing. Good luck for tomorrow

$26

Your Actual Favourite Sister

$10.40

Zed Eye Zed Eye

$52

Cammy Wammy

$10.68

Your Other Favourite Sister

$15

Your Favourite Sister

$25

Amy Whiting

$20.80

R&r Norton

Gooooooo David!

$10.40

Jenna Keane

Will run a lap or two for moral support

$20.80

Michael Goulden

Please can you run one lap pulling shakas.

$104

Mother Dearest

Lulu in a backpack OR a burpee every 200m

$104

Anonymous

Do a lap in a tutu and wear bright red lipstick (on your lips!) And blow kisses to everyone you see. xxx

$50

Matt O’neill

Geddit

$20.80

James Stevenson-wright

Do it in your full Paraparaumu RFC Junior rugby kit

$20

Cameron Mcqueen

You have to sprint one of the laps

$26

Anonymous

$100

William Nelson

Send it

$26

Julie Witham

Awesome one David. Good luck (not that you need it).

$26

Neelam Bhikha

$52

Teej Barnsley

Get it son!

$25

Rebecca Pugh

Awesome, such a worthy cause! Good luck, go hard!

$10.40

David Beck