WORTHY CAUSE: Gladstone runner Anna Farmer ran with a pack to prepare for her charity race in Utah.
WORTHY CAUSE: Gladstone runner Anna Farmer ran with a pack to prepare for her charity race in Utah. Caroline Tung

B2B runner trains for week-long desert ultramarathon

GLADSTONE Botanic to Bridge runner Anna Farmer returned to compete in this year's race for a good cause.

Ms Farmer ran in the 8km event in preparation for the Grand to Grand Ultramarathon, a seven-day desert race across the Utah desert, to raise $10,000 for charity. "I'm raising money for the Children's Cancer Institute, so this is a training run with my friends and we can enjoy the day," she said.

"Children's cancer research is a cause close to my heart after my 'adopted' niece, Molli, was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2012 at three years of age," Ms Farmer wrote on her Go Fundraise page.

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Ms Farmer signed up for the Botanic to Bridge run "last minute" as part of part of a planned 35km training.

The G2G marathon is a self-supported footrace covering 273km over seven days, divided into six stages.

Ms Farmer will carry all necessities on her back, such as food, sleeping materials and medical supplies.

"Whilst a massive physical challenge, my goal is to not just complete the event, but to raise $10,000 for Children's Cancer Institute in the process," she said.

The G2G race, which takes place from September 24-30, will begin at the north side of the Grand Canyon and finish at the Grand Staircase Monument.

To help Ms Farmer raise $10,000 visit https://run.gofundraise.com.au/page/annarunsthedesert.



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