“Ferris Gump” Marathon Run Reaches Darwin
BYRON Bay’s Ferris Gump has made it to Darwin. After 66 days running the long way from Townsville along the Savannah Way pulling his 50kg trailer, Ferris a.k.a. Byron Bay’s Ben Ferris arrived in Darwin.
His mission was to raise awareness and funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and he will now spend 6 months in Darwin preparing for his next ultra marathon.
“I took 150km detour from Normanton to the Karumba just to sit on the beach there to feel like I was back in Byron Bay,” he said.
“So far we have raised over $4640 so far.”
Covering a total of 3,000km, sometimes running up to 80kms per day for in a 12-hour stretch, Ben often saw only one or two cars each day.
Having to carry all his own water he stopped sometimes at croc-filled creek crossings to replenish his supply.
He finally made it into Darwin on Wednesday and was featured in the local NT News.
To support Ben go to his Facebook page: Ferris Gump – ICC