“I ran 226km for Very Special Kids”

What started as a crazy idea has turned into a phenomenal achievement for Abraham Booker.

“I had this crazy idea to run around the bay” he said. When asked whether he’s ever ran the distance before, he said “no” but with determination and passion Abraham decided to take on the challenge.

He called upon other runners to join him, started intense training and planning for the 220km ultramarathon from Point Lonsdale lighthouse to Fort Nepean on the 11-13 November.

He also set up a fundraising page to encourage support and donations. “I’m inspired by the work of Very Special Kids and wanted to support them by raising money and awareness as part of my participation in the run.”

When race day came, Abraham was nervous but still smiling. Throughout the trek, he encountered many challenges far from anything he’d imagined but then he remembered why he was doing it in the first place and said “thoughts on Very Special Kids brought me back smiling.”

Over 34 hours, 28,500 calories burnt, 226 kilometres and 5 chocolate Up & Go’s later, Abraham made it to Fort Nepean.

“This was always a dream put into a column near impossible. Now I have conquered my impossible.”

Abraham also exceeded his fundraising goal and raised an incredible $2,628.75 for Very Special Kids to support children in 24 hour care.

On behalf of our children’s charity, we wish to congratulate Abraham on his inspiring achievements and say thank you for the support.