Long trek to Cape York
THREE pairs of running shoes and 2315km after he set out on an epic run across Australia, Brad Carron-Arthur stopped in Bundaberg this week to deliver his motivational message to school students.
Mr Carron-Arthur set out from Canberra on January 1 to run to the tip of Cape York, and he estimates he has 5000km and about three months to go.
He said he was motivated by a spirit of adventure and challenging himself, as well as raising money and awareness for mental health.
Mr Carron-Arthur said he had watched a member of his family struggle with depression for two decades, and seeing him beat it had been a life-changing experience for him.
"Every day I set out with a destination in mind, but ultimately it's not about setting records," he said.
"People have been hearing about me as I go and inviting me to stay in their homes."
Mr Carron-Arthur carries an 8kg backpack with a change of clothes and everyday essentials, as well as a snakebite bandage and an emergency beacon.