R4R was started in 2019 to save one life from suicide, as many times as possible. As our community has grown, so too has our ambition, and we believe that as many times as possible is making Canberra Suicide-Free by 2033.
OUR RUNS (AND WALKS)
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… and on Wednesdays, Travla Beer shout the post-run drinks!
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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 email@example.com, and we’ll shoot you through the link to the WhatsApp group, no questions asked.
SUPPORT OUR CAUSE
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, all you need to do is show up.
If you’re subscribing to the Rag or attending our runs because you’re in a tough spot, we’re here for you. Our community will be running fromevery Monday and Friday morning at 6:15 am and every Wednesday night at 6 pm… rain, hail, or shine.
We believe that one of the best things you can do is to exercise with friends and that by attending our runs, even though we can’t solve your problems, we can help give you a better foundation to address them.
If you are in need of further assistance, please don’t hesitate to explore one of the below services
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.
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.