The Bloody Long Day

A 24-hour challenge tailored to you!

You could complete 50,000 steps in a single session? A marathon game of cards with friends? A relay swim with your swim squad? A marathon game of touch football or oztag? What can you imagine? 

Where it all started!

In September 2019, a Lugarno man set himself the challenge to endure a 24-hour continuous ultra triathlon to raise money for childhood cancer research as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Mark Pacey swam for three hours, then alternated between cycling and running for the next 21 hours. He also raised $43,664 for The Kids’ Cancer Project. The dad of two has aptly dubbed the event, “The Bloody Long Day”. But the moniker has another deeper meaning that comes from personal experience; his youngest son Cooper was diagnosed with cancer at just seven years of age on 9 September 2010.


This September and October Mark challenges YOU to join him and take on your own Bloody Long Day. 

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The Kids' Cancer Project

The Kids’ Cancer Project is an independent national charity supporting childhood cancer research. Since 1993, thanks to strong community support, the charity has contributed tens of millions of dollars to scientific research projects to help children with many types of cancer.

If you believe science is the solution join us. By working together, we will make a difference to help kids with cancer.

17 heroes fundraising today.

“mine is a 24 hour triathlon – what’s yours?”

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