Today Nedd Brockman, a tradie from Central West NSW, left Cottlesloe Beach in Perth to begin a cross-country run of over 4,000km, with the plan to arrive at Bondi Beach, Sydney, within 43 days. 


To do so, the 23-year-old plans to run 100km every day and aims to raise $1 million for charity as he goes. The current record for the Perth to Sydney run is 45 days, so, naturally, Nedd’s trying to beat it. 


Well, the man loves a challenge. And this isn’t his first charity run. 

Back in 2020, Nedd raised over $100,000 for the Red Cross while he ran 50 marathons in 50 days. So stepping it up a notch only made sense.

‘It takes a lot of mental resilience; it’s 90% in the head because I have the ability to run 100km so it’s a matter of getting up and going again, going again, going again,’ Nedd told the ABC.

And then there’s the matter of the $1 million.

When Nedd moved from his hometown of Forbes to Sydney, he was taken aback by the sheer number of people living on the streets. 

That’s why for this challenge, Nedd’s partnered with We Are Mobilise, a charity that drives conversation and change for people experiencing homelessness in Australia. 

‘I wanted to go 10 times bigger and raise a million for another homelessness charity and make some change,’ Nedd told the ABC.

Over $60,000 has been raised so far.

But then there’s the question of, how?

Nedd’s plan is to start at 5am every morning, without question. He’ll break the day into four 25km blocks, each around 2.5 hours long, with a half-hour break in between, and plans to wrap up each day around 5pm.

He’s broken it down even further and has given himself around six minutes to run each kilometre, with time for eating and walking included. 

If you want to keep in step with Nedd’s journey across the country, follow him on Instagram and Strava and donate to the cause at Nedd’s Record Run website