Harald Ulriksen -
Ultra Marathon Athlete, charity ultra long distance runner
With a very personal drive to assist the fight against cancer.
Harald lost his wife Brony to Breast Cancer after a 6 year battle and during the same time lost his father to lung cancer. In 2008, through the pain of the loss he found that walking would be his way out of the grief and chose to walk 2400km SOLO from Adelaide to Brisbane Australia (walka2b was born) starting at over 120 kilos his life changed and was able to start running.
Pinklads in 2009 was created and a 1000km run from Melbourne to Sydney was held to raise funds for breast cancer. Getting involved with the NSW CANCER COUNCIL in the Relay for Life events and running 400km in New Zealand and 500km in Spain, trekking and climbing in the Himalayas, he has kept running around the world, and most recently completed a massive 3700km run in 65days in Chile running from north to south through the Atacama desert and passing the Andes mountains. www.runchile.com
RUNA2B is the drive and passion to keep the inspiration of running long distances, and showing the ability of the human body, mind and spirit. when faced with a task that seems impossible we CAN find a way to make the impossible possible. We can find positive and inspired thoughts and actions even in our darkest times.
Now his next challenge will be 1000km from Inverness to Brighton in the UK, solo.
Harald Ulriksen with his late wife Brony Meredith.
harald's Weight 120+ kilos in 2008
Brony passed away from 6 year battle with Breast Cancer on 3rd April 2008.
Major Fundraising & Challenges Completed
Nov - Dec 2012 1000km Run - unsupported
Inverness to Brighton 14 days completed
No rest days, carrying food and water in back pack, staying in hostels B&B's enroute.
battling the cold, wind, rain, floods, and just beating the snow by 1 day!!
Raising money for Children Cancer Charities based in the UK.
Run Chile - 3700km
Arica to Puerto Montt in 65 days
Avg 55km perday
no rest days running solo
Raising awareness and funding for Childrens Cancer in CHILE.
Also completed 24hr promo run & 145km city to surf
5 week hike in the Himalayan mountains
North Face Mountain Marathon run at above 4000mtrs
Spain - "el Camino de campostel"
500km Burgos to Santiago de Campostel
run in 8 days unsupported