IRON WOMAN: Toowoomba's Kerrian Sawyer will run seven marathons in seven days across seven states later this year.
IRON WOMAN: Toowoomba's Kerrian Sawyer will run seven marathons in seven days across seven states later this year. Contributed

Toowoomba woman doing seven marathons in seven days

KERRIAN Sawyer is set to achieve an almost unthinkable feat - and all in the name of a good cause.

The Toowoomba grandmother will be running seven marathons in as many days across seven states to raise money for Bravehearts, which educates and protects children from sexual assault.

Mrs Sawyer said the incredible challenge, which she will start from June 26, was a personal journey for her.

"My family has been affected by child sexual assault," she said.

"Tackling the 777 seems like a way I could contribute and make a positive change in the lives of children across Australia."

Mrs Sawyer is one of 46 other participants taking part in the 777 by running marathons in Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra, Kingscliff and the Gold Coast.

The participants will be mentored by coach Shane Smith.

To support Kerrian to reach her goal of $10,000, donate online.

To join Kerrian on the adventure, contact Bravehearts Adventures at adventures@bravehearts.org.au or 5552 3000.



Former Mount Morgan swimmer becomes coaching immortal

premium_icon Former Mount Morgan swimmer becomes coaching immortal

Bill Sweetenham has come a long way from his humble beginnings in CQ

Man threatened to slash his mother's throat over sugar

premium_icon Man threatened to slash his mother's throat over sugar

'Bring me some f---ing sugar now or I'll cut your f---ing throat'.

Train drivers blow the whistle on CQ motorist near misses

premium_icon Train drivers blow the whistle on CQ motorist near misses

Shocking accounts of poor driving endangering train driver's lives.

Local Partners