Man's 2000km run to raise $100k for Morcombe foundation
A FORMER boxer is about to embark on a 2000km ultra-marathon in the hope that it will help make a safer world for his children.
Billy Tindall will leave Melbourne on Saturday on his 35-day run, reaching the finish line on the Sunshine Coast on Day for Daniel, Friday October 27.
The 27-year-old Caboolture man and five-times Golden Gloves boxing champion will make the solo run in support of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation, travelling 50-60km every day.
He plans to run about 30km between 4am-7am, then again at 4pm-7pm.
Mr Tindall's son will turn two years old while he is on the road, and his wife is pregnant with their second child.
"As a father, child safety is something which I feel very passionate about," he said.
"I believe all children should be safe and feel safe, and the work the Daniel Morcombe Foundation is doing, is helping to make that possible.
"I wanted to do this run to be able to do my part and contribute."
Mr Tindall will arrive in Woombye in time for the 13th annual Walk for Daniel on the Daniel Morcombe Foundation's National Day of Action on Child Safety, also known as Day for Daniel.
Bruce and Denise Morcombe will be in Melbourne this weekend to see off Mr Tindall and cheer him on.
"A run of this magnitude is hard to comprehend," Mr Morcombe said.
"We wish Billy and his support crew the very best of luck.
"Protecting children is everyone's business."
Mr Tindall aims to raise $100,000 for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.
Donations can be made online at danielmorcombe.com.au