Deb De Williams – Running for a cure – Around Australia

Posted on July 31, 2008 by

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1 solo female runner, 20,000 kilometres, 25 million steps, 55 kms a day, every day, A Pink Caravan Convoy, 3 world records, a 1 lap around Australia, all for breast cancer research & support.

Ultra marathon World and Australian record holder Deborah De Williams is at it again!  This time Deborah, along with her constant companion her Border Collie Maggie, aims to become the 1st female to run around Australia! Deborah is using her feet again to support charity and Running Pink is proud to be supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Running Pink: The Deborah De Williams, World Record Run Around Australia – Running for a Cure is an epic journey starting on the 25th October 2008 in Hobart. During the enduring 365 days on the road, Deborah will be visiting over 300 communities, talking at over 250 schools & service groups and running on average 55 kilometres per day, everyday, with NO DAYS OFF to complete the world record run of over 20,000 kilometres before returning to Hobart on the 24th October 2009.

The complete itinerary and map of the run can be found here

A pink caravan convoy supplied by Regent Caravans will follow Deborah and Maggie around Australia. If you see our vehicles on the side of a highway somewhere out there or in your community do come and say hello.  We just love to chat and Maggie loves to greet people.

To find out when Deborah will be in visiting your community click here.  If you would like Deborah and her pink convoy to visit your school, club or community group when she is in your town contact us here

Running Pinks main aim is to raise over $300,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  To achieve this goal Running Pink is selling commemoration run wristbands.  The aim is to sell over 500,000 of these fun and attractive pink swirl silicone bands.  To make a donation, purchase a run wristband, or other run merchandise click here

If you are interested in selling the bands please contact the team at Running Pink on