HOW YOU CAN GIVE

 

WHAT I’M OFFERING

  • Free videos  and blogs
  • Requests for personal messages to be created either by light painting, or by GPS tracking
  • Running/health workshops
  • Photography workshops and photoshoots
  • Team building workshops
  • Free access to high res photos and videos for supporters (after you make a donation, you will have access to all the photos, and you can download and use them as you like)

ABOUT

WHO’S THE LIGHT RUNNER?

There’s a Light Runner in all of us. Everyone faces challenges in life, and everyone wants to be happy… the trick is combining the two!

By sharing my passions for running, photography and personal development, I aim to raise money and awareness for mental health. Through your support and ideas, I’m taking on a range of challenges in order to spread a unique type of joy around the world.

I’m taking on the mantle of “The Light Runner”, but I’m also known as Andy and you can find out more about me here.

 

WHY I’M DOING IT

To improve Mental Health throughout the world. Its something that all of us deal with, either directly through personal struggles, or through friends, family and the wider community. Its also an area that unfortunately has old stigmas working against it, and I think its time we changed that.

For a long time I’ve been wanting to give back more. I figure I can give my time and share my skills and passions in a way that can be entertaining and inspiring. By doing this, and if you help by sharing it, we can create much greater awareness, leading to larger sponsorships, more donations and therefore, more positive change throughout the world.

 

WHAT I’M DOING

Running around Europe, taking on various challenges and creating videos, with nothing but a running pack.

 

HOW I’M DOING IT

In many ways, this is easier to answer…

 

How the journey unfolds

The plan is this… to not have a plan. I know that when I travel I have more fun when it spontaneous, and when I’m not too tied down to plans. Also, being on a tight budget, it means I can go with the wind and catch a cheap flight or hitch a lift when available. You can see the plans I do have (as well as what I’ve done), in the map below.

There’s so much to see and do in Europe, new opportunities will always arise. I’m keen for you to come on the journey with me, so feel free to tell me where to go, what to do and who to meet!

 

How my time is used

My biggest challenge is juggling everything at once, while travelling “light” and moving around Europe at a fast pace. This is how my time is usually spent:

  • In the day: Running, doing challenges– taking photos and videos
  • Evening: night photos, messages from requests and other ideas
  • Travelling- editing/uploading photos and videos
  • Rest- shower/laundry, recharge batteries and sleep

 

What I’ve got with me

For those interested in the gear I’ve got with me, there’s a video on youtube that explains each item and the many reasons it has been chosen. Most of the weight/bulk revolves around producing the best possible images, video and audio. In a nutshell, this is all I’ve got:

  • Running pack
  • Camera, 1 lens, tripod, microphone, 5 x lights, filters etc
  • Exercise bands
  • Smart watch, phone, tablet, battery power banks
  • 2 changes of clothes, rainjacket and a chamois
  • Water bottle, toothbrush and deodorant

 

“Rules” I’ve set myself

Lifes often better when you give yourself some parameters, here are some I’m sticking to:

  • No hotels/accommodation- if I can’t find someone to stay with, I’m out on the street for the night
  • Going the distance by putting health first, slow and steady wins the long race
  • Uploading videos daily
  • Chatting to anyone and everyone

 

WHEN DOES IT END?

This year’s Europe trip will end on World Mental Health Day, 10/10/15. However, this is only the beginning for The Light Runner. Videos will continue to be released regularly (monthly) until the next big adventure. So stay tuned!

HOW YOU CAN GIVE

 

WHAT I’M OFFERING

  • Free videos  and blogs
  • Requests for personal messages to be created either by light painting, or by GPS tracking
  • Running/health workshops
  • Photography workshops and photoshoots
  • Team building workshops
  • Free access to high res photos and videos for supporters (after you make a donation, you will have access to all the photos, and you can download and use them as you like)

MAP OF PLANS AND PROGRESS

LIGHT RUNNER STATS

Lasted Updated: 14/11/15


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RUNNING PACK

$20 Donation

LIGHT PAINTING IMAGE- a personalised message that you can share, written or drawn with light!

$50 Donation

RUNNING OR PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS- get lessons first-hand

$100 Donation

GPS MESSAGE- have a word or symbol written or drawn using GPS tracking.

$500 Donation

TEAM BUILDING WORKSHOP- Half day team building exercises for your workplace

Min $2000 Donation

MAJOR SPONSOR- get your business to show they really care about mental health and happiness!

Make a Pledge

SPONSOR A CHALLENGE- Post on the ideas wall a pledge for a specific challenge or a goal to be achieved, i.e. $1 per km ran

LET’S ALL SHARE IN THE ADVENTURE, RAISING AWARENESS FOR MENTAL HEALTH…

BIG THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: