My name is Kieron Douglass and I am a distance runner. For the past 5 years I have been an athlete ambassador for both Juiced TV and the Children's Hospital Foundation.

 

Photo: SQD Athletica

Retro Run 2018

This year sees a shift backwards, yes backwards running. I'm really excited to be running 100kms backwards at the UQ running track over the Channel Nine Telethon 2018.

This kind of challenge is very new to me. My training regime is focused on rewiring my muscles and brain to accommodate the different style in order to stay upright and achieve the distance. 

I liken this to kids in hospital who also have to work with their bodies to readjust post injury or trauma. The body is an amazing thing, but the mind is equally as important in the healing process.

My hope is that you will all join me in my effort to raise $50,000 this year to meet the needs of the sick kids of Queensland with money going to the regional roll-out of Juiced box to kids across the state. Be sure to donate whatever you can today!


My Telethon running journey so far

2014

One early morning I jumped out of bed after a restless sleep around 2am and right at that moment I decided I was going to run from the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast to fundraise for this beautiful program - Juiced TV.

2015

Somewhere along the way I was given the privilege of being added to the Channel Nine Telethon as part of my yearly running schedule. It started off with a cheeky 12 hour 100km treadmill run back in 2015.

2016

My 2015 run led to running 30 hours straight in 2016 around Brisbane...

2017

Onwards to 2017, it only made sense to add 10 more hours on top of last years run. This year for the Channel Nine Telethon I ran a straight 40 hours starting on the 17th Of November. Running day and night at UQSPORT Running Track and through Brisbane City until I finish at the LIVE Broadcast of the Children's Telethon at the RNA Showgrounds below. Awesome!

 

Thank you for your support and don't forget to follow my Retro Run on Instagram (@kieron_douglass).

Children's Hospital Foundation

You can make a difference and with your support, the wonders will never cease and the care will never stop.

Everything we do is made possible by the generosity of our supporters and partners in the community. With your help, we can fund life-saving research to achieve faster diagnoses, better treatments and ultimately cures for some of the most devastating childhood illnesses and injuries. With your help, our amazing entertainment, family support and care programs will continue to help children in hospital. With your help, our incredible volunteers will always be there to support sick kids, helping them to laugh and smile, get better and go home with their families.

The Children’s Hospital Foundation is the official charity of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, the Centre for Children’s Health Research, and for all sick kids throughout Queensland.
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My motivation to help work wonders

People ask me all the time why and how I manage to run for that long and I guess it's a bit of an adrenaline rush not knowing what my body is capable of doing and that really excites me, however  daunting.

There are many battles I face after reaching a certain point. Some include being extremely tired, sore, bruised, battered and I will no doubt vomit at some stage... but that's why I run. Because that's the challenge most of these kids face every day. Like Lachlan pictured above. I am so humbled by the tenacity of these kids.

My focus in doing challenges like Retro Run is to give kids like Maxwell and their families a bit of hope knowing that there are everyday people- just like myself - working alongside the Doctors, Nurses, Juiced TV and the remarkable Foundation staff, all trying to make a difference in their child's lives...

That's what it's all about and that's why I run.


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