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Robyn Geelen

Lakes 100

3rd July 2021

What am I doing...

I will be running the inaugural Lakes 100, a 100km ultra marathon. Starting at Hawkes Nest at 6am, I will make my way through the bush and along trails for 50km north to Seal Rocks. There the event turns south and heads down the coast along the beaches for the final 50km, finishing back at Hawkes Nest.

This will be the longest distance I have covered on foot, and easily the biggest and toughest challenge I've taken on in my life. In the spirit of taking on new challenges, I would like to encourage others to challenge themselves, by making a pledge for the planet. Running is definitely one of my passions, but I am also passionate about nature, environmental responsibility and the impact we have on these wonderous beaches and bushlands where I spend my time exploring. I believe we can do so much more for this earth, the wildlife and ecosystems among which we live, play and dream. Making a pledge can mean going plastic free, eating plant based, limiting use of fast fashion, leaving the car at home, or anything else which will minimise our impact. Whether a big or small pledge, I hope you will step up with me and do something challenging.