We want to give a massive shout out to Monique Bortoli for setting herself an epic challenge in 2019.
Starting in January 2019, Monique will complete 10 challenges in 10 months to raise $10,000 for the Yacaaba Centre.
The Yacaaba Centre is located in Port Stephens in NSW. It provides a range of community services, including specialist support for families who are trying to rebuild after family and domestic violence.
The 10 challenges will include:
- A 60km stand up paddle-board marathon in Myall Lakes National Park;
- trail running ultra marathons (like the Great North Walk Ultra, Killkaze, Riverwood Trail Run and the Bilpin Bush Run);
- epic adventure races (including events by Geoquest, Hells Bells and Wildside which are likely to go for 24 hours +); and
- over Easter 2019, Monique will complete one lap of Mount Tomaree for every Australian woman who loses their life to domestic violence in 2018. When we checked in with Mon in November, she was up for 72 laps and roughly 100 miles.
Why would anyone put themselves through all that?
Well, in Monique’s own words:
We need to end family and domestic violence.
Its a cause I’m highly passionate about. Its something I have personal knowledge of and I have experienced myself.
I also have the tools to do something about Domestic violence by raising awareness.
I’m an explorer, a trail runner, a mountain biker and an adventure Racer. I’m also certifiably insane! I’m pooling all of these talents, I’m running wild and trying to raise a lot of money along the way.– From the fundraising page – https://au.gofundme.com/10-challenges-10-months-10000
To make a donation of your own, head to the fundraising page fundraising page.
Stay posted for a report from the first SUP challenge.