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Run Around Victoria – Andre Jones

Starting January 26, 2020, Andre Jones will run 1,600 km solo, unsupported, through the worst areas in Victoria, Australia, to raise funds for the farmers in this region. He’ll start and finish in the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

The current drought in Australia is the worse one yet. While many farmers across the country are in need, Andre will focus his efforts on the local farmers of Victoria.

The Victorian Branch of the Lions Club will be assisting via their initiative Need for Feed, raising funds to support all farmers in fire, drought and flood-affected areas each year as required as they struggle to rebuild properties and livelihoods in times of crisis and natural events.

“I’ll be running from town to town, spending my nights at either a local pub, or a friendly supporter. Sometimes these days will be a 30km run, other days it will be 50+kms. I have not allowed for rest days, and I’ve learned through experience not to stick to the schedule at all costs, but we’ll see how we go,” Andre announced.
But if all goes well, he hopes to be back in Melbourne on March 8.

He will be pushing a custom-made buggy, which will carry all of his gear, food and water. In areas where no accommodation is available, he will be camping.

To date, Andre has run approximately 9,100kms over 225 days for charity.

“If you’ve been following my previous journeys, you may recall I am not a huge fan of running – unless it’s for a purpose. Happy to jog to and from work, or when I was a milko in the Blue Mountains, and when I was in the Navy for the physical fitness aspect.

I don’t normally go for a jog just for the hell of it. I’m not that keen. However, for a good cause, I will don the running shoes and pound the road,” Andre explains.

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Date

Jan 26 2020 - Mar 08 2020

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Run around Victoria

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Victoria, Australia
Victoria, Australia
Run around Victoria

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    “If you’ve been following my previous journeys, you may recall I am not a huge fan of running – unless it’s for a purpose. Happy to jog to and from work, or when I was a milko in the Blue Mountains, and when I was in the Navy for the physical fitness aspect.

    I don’t normally go for a jog just for the hell of it. I’m not that keen. However, for a good cause, I will don the running shoes and pound the road.”

    By the end of 2019 Andre had run approximately 9,100kms over 225 days for charity.

    Starting January 26, 2020, Andre Jones will run 1,600 km solo, unsupported, through the worst areas in Victoria, Australia, to raise funds for the farmers in this region.

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