Run against domestic violence as Kirrily Dear sets off on run from Broken Hill to Sydney

A woman is running from Broken Hill to Sydney to raise awareness about the of effect domestic and family violence on children.  Kirrily Dear wants to run 1,300 kilometres over 19 days and day one started on Wednesday morning in far-west New South Wales.  Ms Dear and a team of supporters intend to visit schools and hold events along the way, in towns including Forbes, Orange, and Blacktown.

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Kirrily Dear Interview - Run Against Violence

Many in the ultra trail community will know of Kirrily Dear and her work with Run Against Violence, an organisation she co-founded that uses sporting activities as a conduit for educating and engaging communities in family violence prevention. A highly accomplished ultra runner having completed the likes of Coast2Kosci three times and numerous GNW finishes, Kirrily sets off on another challenge in a few weeks time, running through the heartlands of New South Wales to engage even further with community most affected by domestic violence.

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Taking StepsTogether for the children

Inspirational ultra-marathon runner Kirrily Dear is preparing to step out for children who have been the victims of family violence. Kirrily will set out on a 19 day journey from Broken Hill to Sydney in September, passing through Forbes on the way. In November 2014 she ran from Walgett to Forbes in support of White Ribbon Day to raise awareness and help put an end to violence against women.

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Taking StepsTogether to give kids a voice

Inspirational ultra-marathon runner Kirrily Dear is preparing to step out for children who have been the victims of family violence.

Kirrily will pass through out region during her 19 day journey from Broken Hill to Sydney in September.

“I’m going to run from Broken Hill to Sydney, 1300km over 19 days to give a voice to children who have experienced family violence. The children are often overlooked in the discussion, they are the silent victims."

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#010: Kirrily Dear on Achieving What Seems “Impossible” [Podcast]

Let’s talk about that goal for a moment. You know that goal. That one you haven’t shared with anyone. Perhaps it’s just a whisper of a thought. Perhaps it crossed your mind and you immediately dismissed it as impossible or even stupid.  It’s so far beyond the realms of what you think is possible, you dismiss it when it pops into your head and you go on with your day.

And that’s where most people leave it — but not our guest today.

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Film follows Kirrily’s run to end violence

HEART-WRENCHING stories in a documentary about one woman’s journey through western NSW to help stop violence against women has rocked the Hunter to its core.

The audience at Newcastle Museum held its breath as the film, called Iceberg, followed Kirrily Dear’s 860-kilometre run from Walgett to Forbes last year and captured some of the violent episodes women and children in country towns endure.

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Runner shedding light on violence against women

NEVER shying away from a long slog, one ultra-marathon runner is tightening her shoelaces and racing through the region to shed a light on the ongoing epidemic of violence against women. 

After learning of the horrifying statistics surrounding violence against women – one Australian woman is killed every week by an intimate partner, and two out of three women will experience some form of violence in their lifetime – runner Kirrily Dear decided to do what she does best to make a difference. 

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