With Gladstone regularly outclassing the region and the state in almost every sport, you’d think a 24-hour treadmill challenge would be a very popular fundraising idea.

That’s why local personal trainer Lisa Limpus and her friend Vaughn Van Doren, manager of Anytime Fitness on the Dawson Highway are calling upon the fit and healthy men and women of Gladstone to get behind their 24-Hour Treadmill Challenge to support suicide prevention in our region.

“I’m doing it because I lost my cousin to suicide last year, he was a local boy, Anthony ‘Bob’ Horan.

“Vaughn lost his best mate, Cameron Brady in February, so that’s why we’re doing the two treadmills and aiming to raise $10,000, $5,000 for each of them.

The two treadmills will be running for 24 hours a day from 3 pm on May 25th until 3 pm on May 26th. Fifteen-minute spots are for sale for $15 and you can walk or run for as long as you like.

Lisa says the cause is very close to her heart: “I’m a survivor of three suicide attempts and for me, that’s why I got into the fitness industry– I used exercise and good eating as my treatment for my mental health.”

“I ran this challenge in Bilo last year and everyone really got behind it, so I’m hoping for some good results in Gladstone this time,” Lisa said.

With prizes in the multi-draw raffle including spa-treatments at Endota, ASN Nutrition products and athleisure wear from Areli by Rikki Lee, there’s plenty of reasons to get along to the treadmill challenge and take a stroll or a run to support suicide prevention and mental health support.

Contact Anytime Fitness to sign up for your spot, but if treadmills aren’t your thing and you’d still like to help, go to: https://treadtogether.gofundraise.com.au/page/Gladstone