Hill to Coast
Step Out Together for Kids
From Barrier Daily Truth (Broken Hill)
A run to promote awareness of Family Violence will start in the city and organisers are looking for local support.
Solo ultra marathon runner Kirrily Dear will begin a 19-day, 1300km run in Broken Hill, in August. The marathon has been organised by Run Against Violence, which Kirrily co-founded.
Taking StepsTogether to give kids a voice
from Canowindra News
Ultramarathon runner Kirrily Dear is heading to Canowindra in September to raise awareness about domestic violence.
Run Against Violence to Embark on Second Ultra Marathon
From Lithgow Mercury
Inspirational ultra-marathon runner Kirrily Dear is preparing to step out for children who have been the victims of family violence.
Kirrily will pass through out region during her 19 day journey from Broken Hill to Sydney in September.
Spreading the message one step at a time
Kirrily Dear and her Run Against Violence team are set to embark on their second Ultra Marathon to raise awareness about Family and Domestic Violence.
ABC TV Compass: Iceberg
NBN News Central Coast
It’s a long drive from Broken Hill to Sydney but imagine running it. One Central Coast local will be taking on the challenge next year, with the aim of raising awareness of family violence.
I wanted to do something about domestic violence, so I went on an 800km run
An ultra marathon runner is determined to raise awareness of domestic violence in rural communities by undertaking an 860 km run through NSW.
Free screening of domestic-violence documentary 'Iceberg' comes to Blacktown Leisure Centre
by Kirrily Dear
It was a long and winding road that led to me running almost a thousand kilometres to help break the silence around domestic violence. From that experience, I learned one simple thing: each of us has the power to create change.
Beneath the surface of domestic violence
Rouse Hill Courier
by Andrew Brown
For most people, the idea of running a marathon is a daunting enough prospect. But for Kirrily Dear, she ran the equivalent of 20 marathons in 12 days in 2014.
Film follows Kirrily’s run to end violence
by Kate Dzienis
A new 25-minute documentary will be taking to the big screens across Australia from this month, raising a topic so many still cannot bear to talk about – domestic violence.
Ultramarathon run shatters silence about domestic violence
by Belinda-Jane Davis
HEART-WRENCHING stories in a documentary about one woman’s journey through western NSW to help stop violence against women has rocked the Hunter to its core.
Compelled to take action
At 4.30am on the fifth day of her 850km run to raise awareness of domestic violence, ultramarathon runner Kirrily Dear opened her email to find a message from a woman who was unable to walk as a result of domestic abuse.
Kirrily Dear completes White Ribbon Ultramarathon in Forbes
by Penelope Green
POUNDING the roads of outback New South Wales to raise awareness about domestic violence, Kirrily Dear battled exhaustion compounded by temperatures soaring well beyond 40 degrees.
Runner hopes to bring 'silent epidemic' out in the open
by Sophie Harris
As Kirrily Dear ran the last few metres of her epic 860km ultramarathon, her sobs of pure relief could be heard as she crossed the Newell Highway and made her way to Forbes Police Station where she was greeted by family, friends and the local police.
Ultramarathon against violence
by Emily Steele
ONE woman will die every week at the hands of a current or former partner in Australia and Kirrily Dear is hoping to raise awareness and initiate change.
Parkes breaks silence around violence: White Ribbon event next Monday
by Sophie Harris
Ultramarathon runner Kirrily Dear is well over halfway through an incredible and inspiring journey to raise awareness about violence against women.
Runner shedding light on violence against women
Parkes Champion Post
The Parkes Domestic Violence committee has organised an event to help raise awareness and much needed funds to support White Ribbon Australia’s work to end men’s violence against women.
This person just set out on the most amazing run in NSW
Northern Daily Leader
by Erin Handley
NEVER shying away from a long slog, one ultra-marathon runner is tightening her shoelaces and racing through the region to shed a light on the ongoing epidemic of violence against women.
Dear set to begin epic White Ribbon Run
ABC 702 Radio
One woman has just set out on what is almost certainly the craziest and most awe inspiring run happening right now in the state of NSW. Kirrily Dear is running a marathon every day for the next 12 days. In what is predicted to be searing heat.
Woman begins ultra-marathon to fight regional domestic violence
by Mark Rayner
Kirrily Dear will begin her 860-kilometre trek across regional NSW in searing 43 degree heat at Walgett today but said she will draw on the inspiration of victims of domestic violence to keep her going.
ABC News Online
By Robyn Herron and Avani Dias
An ultra-marathon runner has begun an 860 kilometre run this morning through regional communities to raise awareness about domestic violence, particularly in regional areas.