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Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray are running a marathon each day for 365 days as part of Running Raw Around Australia.
Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray are running a marathon each day for 365 days as part of Running Raw Around Australia. Adam Hourigan

IT'S hard to get your head around the concept of waking up every day this year and running a marathon.

Yet that is what Melbourne couple Alan Murray and his wife Janette Murray-Wakelin propose to do right through 2013.

Today, as you read this paper the couple will be somewhere north of Lennox Head pounding the highway on their 52nd consecutive marathon.

Earlier this week the pair stayed overnight in Ulmarra and talked about their plan to run 15,500km around Australia in 365 days to promote a healthy vegan lifestyle as well as several charities.

"We can lead by example, walk - or in this case - run the talk," Mrs Murray-Wakelin said.

"By running a marathon distance together per day, every day for a year around Australia, we hope to inspire others to believe in themselves, to follow their dreams, and to achieve their goals through making more conscious life-style choices.

The couple are also doing charitable work as well.

"We will also have the opportunity to raise awareness and funds for selected charitable groups instrumental in making a difference to the health and welfare of the people, animals and environmental sustainability within Australia and worldwide.

To find out more about their trek go to runningrawaroundaustralia.com.

Topics:  charity fundraising health marathon runners


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