Finding Resilience
In 2018 Run for Resilience completed our first event; a gruelling 22 day, 1500km journey on foot,
running from Brisbane to Winton in Central West QLD, the reverse route of a 1915 troop train route
journey to tell;
"A veteran’s story of finding resilience on the journey home from war".
Australian Army Veteran and Ultra Runner Wayne McMurtrie ran from the Capital of Queensland to
Central West Queensland sharing his lived experiences with other Contemporary Veterans and First
Responders their families and communities.

Wayne and Run for Resilience raised awareness and funds which went to supporting Veterans, First
Responders and their Families to overcome service related traumas through programs delivered by Veterans Charity PTSD Resurrected Inc.

Waynbe continues to use endurance running to tell the ongoing story of Contemporary Veterans, of
how they continue to re-define their own sense of self-worth and identity on a journey to re-discover
their passion and purpose in today’s modern society.
Australia's Contemporary Veterans
In 2019 as we approach 101 years since the guns on the Western Front fell silent, Australia's
Contemporary Veterans find themselves facing similar challenges as those who served before them.
With many contemporary returned servicemen and women experiencing difficulty when active service
ends.
All too often it is the physical and psychological trauma experienced during service that becomes a
barrier to gaining employment, not just in the eyes of the veteran, but in the eyes of potential employers.
The resulting loss of purpose, identity and self-worth leads to withdrawal and social isolation which all
to often results in decreased mental and physical health and well-being.
Successful transition from service life to life as a civilian is often made more difficult due to poor
understanding of the valuable skills, knowledge and attitudes that veterans bring with them from their
time in the military.
Running the 350km route as an Ultra-Marathon over the course of 7-days, we aim to provide members
of the Veteran community the opportunity to learn more about Australia’s rich Military Heritage, share
their lived experiences with other Veterans, First Responders, their Families and the broader community
helping to decrease social isolation, creating a sense of self-worth, identity, passion and purpose.
The 350km Snowy River Marchers Ultra-Marathon
In October 2019, Wayne began a 350km Ultra-Marathon that took 7 days. Wayne ran from Delegate to Goulburn in NSW, retracing the steps of the historic WWI Men from Snowy River Recruitment
March.

Supported by his support crew and fellow contemporary veterans, the 350km Snowy River Marchers Ultra-Marathon was run in remembrance of the 144 men who answered the call in 1916 taking part in the Men from Snowy River March and shared awareness of the challenges facing Australia’s
contemporary veterans.

The Snowy River Marchers Ultra-Marathon visited ex-service clubs, schools, community groups, sports clubs and emergency service organisations sharing stories of the original Men From Snowy River and their own unique lived experiences as Veterans of contemorary conflicts, sharing tools and resources that helped them overcome their own challenges as they transitioned from service to civilian life.
Australia's Contemporary Veterans
101 years since the guns on the Western Front fell silent, Australia's Contemporary Veterans find themselves facing similar challenges as those who served before them. 
Many contemporary returned servicemen and women experiencing difficulty when active service 
ends.

All too often it is the physical and psychological trauma experienced during service that becomes a
barrier to gaining employment, not just in the eyes of the veteran, but in the eyes of potential employers.

The resulting loss of purpose, identity and self-worth leads to withdrawal and social isolation which all
to often results in decreased mental and physical health and well-being.
Successful transition from service life to life as a civilian is often made more difficult due to poor
understanding of the valuable skills, knowledge and attitudes that veterans bring with them from their
time in the military.

Running the 350km route as an Ultra-Marathon over the course of 7-days, we aim to provide members
of the Veteran community the opportunity to learn more about Australia’s rich Military Heritage, share
their lived experiences with other Veterans, First Responders, their Families and the broader community helping to decrease social isolation, creating a sense of self-worth, identity, passion and purpose.
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Australia's Contemporary Veterans
In 2019 as we approach 101 years since the guns on the Western Front fell silent, Australia's
Contemporary Veterans find themselves facing similar challenges as those who served before them.
With many contemporary returned servicemen and women experiencing difficulty when active service
ends.
All too often it is the physical and psychological trauma experienced during service that becomes a
barrier to gaining employment, not just in the eyes of the veteran, but in the eyes of potential employers.
The resulting loss of purpose, identity and self-worth leads to withdrawal and social isolation which all
to often results in decreased mental and physical health and well-being.
Successful transition from service life to life as a civilian is often made more difficult due to poor
understanding of the valuable skills, knowledge and attitudes that veterans bring with them from their
time in the military.
Running the 350km route as an Ultra-Marathon over the course of 7-days, we aim to provide members
of the Veteran community the opportunity to learn more about Australia’s rich Military Heritage, share
their lived experiences with other Veterans, First Responders, their Families and the broader community
helping to decrease social isolation, creating a sense of self-worth, identity, passion and purpose.
We Support
Swiss 8
PTSD Resurrected Inc.
Our Supporters
KINeSYS 
3 Elements Coffee
Tribe&Trail
Goodr Sunglasses
Veteran's Health Week
EDIT
Hillbilly Endurance
Orange Mud
“we believe that through empowerment Veterans can once again find their
life's passion and purpose, assisting them in the reintegration with family and
community and overcoming social isolation to develop healthy and robust
social support networks.”  
About Us 
  • Run for Resilience Pty Ltd (R4R) is an Australian Veteran Owned Company focused on the advancement of Veteran Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing in the period before, during and after the transition from millitary life.
How to participate:
Runners
  • ​To run, donate $51 or more and receive your personal invitation to access content  available to your donation tier. 
  • ​Connect to our Exclusive map on Run Down Under and sync your activities using  your preferred activity tracker. Unlocking Exclusive R4R Merchandise as you take the Journey Home!  
Enlistment Instructions:
Recruit YOUR Squad: 
  • ​  Create your Squad by enlisting 5 friends to Join R4R and unlock your first Reward, as Squad Leader, a FREE R4R T-Shirt!
Important: 
  • ​ Squad Leaders create ONE new account (through the above link for) on Run Down Under YOUR entire Squad, 
  • ​ Your new account but be your Squad name and requires 2 words,
  • - In the 'first name' field - enter the first word of the Squad name,
  • - In the ‘last name’ field - enter the second word of the Squad name.
  •  ​Friend request everyone that joins through the RDU website or app, 
  • ​ Fair-Play - Squad Members not registered as qualifying donors through the PTSD Resurrected donation portal (hosted by R4R) will not be eligible to access the R4R Rewards Program. 
Note - Individuals Participants and Squad Members can sync via their Strava accounts or  manually add their entries. 
Note: Current RDU members – the distance sync’d to your R4R account will not be allocated  towards your primary account. Please continue to sync your primary account as per usual to continue your uninterrupted RDU experience. 
Is walking more your style?
  • ​ Donate and receive your personal invitation to access content available to your donation tier. 
  • ​ Your personal invitation will include instructions on how to enlist in The Run for Resilience Step Challenge simply follow the instructions 
  • ​ Connect your pedometer of choice; sync your fitbit with the 10,000 steps app or use your phone or other device and manually add your daily steps then march on towards Victory (and cool rewards)!  
Enlistment Instructions
  • ​  Create your personal profile on the 10,000 steps website 
    https://www.10000steps.org.au/accounts/signup/
  • ​  Join the Health Challenge by selecting Mackay Hospital and Health Service and track your health throughout the challenge!
  • ​  Recruit 5 squad mates, then from your 10,000 Steps Dashboard on the website add them as friends
  • ​  Add Wayne McMurtrie as a friend on the 10,000 Steps website 
    - Enter his 10,000 Steps email address >> skermyshlyne@gmail.com
    - In the message box tell us know your 'Squad' name and the names and email addresses of your 5 Squad Mates. 
  • ​  We will add your Squad to the Challenge. The squad Leader will receive an email to their nominated 10,000 steps email address. 
Downloading the App and Connecting your activity tracker
  • ​  Via your app store, download the 10,000 steps app to your phone. You can then manually add your steps if you use a device other other than a fitbit. To manually add your steps using the 10,000 steps app simply press the '+' symbol then add your steps for each day.
  • ​  A fitbit can be connected to your 10,000 steps account. More information on connecting and syncing your fitbit can be found here https://www.10000steps.org.au/support/dashboardsupport/syncing-fitbit/
  • ​  If you don't own a fitbit device a work around is to create a fitbit account (this can be done without registering a fitbit device). Install the fitbit app, then sync the fitbit app with the 10,000 steps app.  
Take the Challenge and Win!
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