Running for Resilience (R4R) is a social movement that empowers people to overcome their struggles by never giving up and to “Just. Keep. Moving”.







First things first, you don't have to run. Everyone and all fitness levels are welcome at any of our runs, and we have plenty of walkers, kids, and dogs. All you have to do is rock up!  Secondly, we're on no matter what. Rain, hail, shine... it doesn't matter. You can be sure that there will always be someone waiting for you at one of our Runs. Thirdly, we're not that serious. Whilst we have a meaningful backstory and a significant goal, it's no secret that exercising with your mates is just a great thing to do. Lastly, All our runs are at the best pub in Canberra, The Dock on the Kingston Foreshore.

The Dock


Every time we get together, we’re telling the world that this many people support our goal of saving lives from suicide. We’re also telling the world that we believe in resilience, that we believe everyone has been through something tough, and that despite how together people might seem, so many of us have something going on in the background. More importantly, we might be telling one person that there’s a community that believes they’re in pain, but that we also believe things will get better.

If you’re a newcomer and would like to become more involved, please send us an email at run4resilience@gmail.com, and we’ll shoot you through the link to the WhatsApp group, no questions asked.


Since beginning in 2019, we haven't accepted a single donation because we believe that effort underpins a mentally healthy society. We've relied on people donating their time and their efforts to make R4R what it is today, and until otherwise, this will continue. So please, if you want to support our cause you can do one of the following:

Attend our runs
6:15am on Monday 
6:00pm on Wednesday 
6:15am on Friday

Create your own Merchandise!
Because we’re not a charity or business, we’ve made it easy for you to create your own merchandise. Whether you’re a business or an individual, simply click on the link below to our website and follow the instructions to create merchandise for yourself, your team, or if you’re feeling generous, you can create a bulk order to give out to our runners for free!

Create your own merch

Lastly, you can support our cause by subscribing to our Rag


Lifeline: Call 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Call 1300 224 636 or use the Webchat Support Service

Black Dog Institute: access digital tools and apps to improve your mental health and well-being.

MIEACT: Access their list of support services


Running for Resilience is an unstructured concept that has been embraced by the Canberra and Mental Health communities. If you choose to take part in the weekly runs, you do so at your own risk. Running is a physically active sport and you should always seek advice from your doctor beforehand as to any pre-existing injury. Children under the age of 12 are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and must be accompanied by them at all times. Running for Resilience webpage and social media owners and operators or those organising the weekly runs are not always present at the weekly runs. They do not accept responsibility for any injury, loss or damage sustained by any participant.

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Matthew Breen
Making Canberra Suicide-Free, one life at a time.