Australian runner retires to raise money for farmers during drought

One runner has been reduced to just his budger smugglers, a flannel and thongs to help the Australian farmers who fight.

Ben Ferris has already raised more than $ 8,000 for farmers affected by the drought when he faces 500 km on our dusty plains.

Five days after the trip, the long-distance runner said that he had already witnessed the "dreadful" reaction of the dry conditions.

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Ben Ferris (pictured), also known as Run Ferris Run, has already raised more than $ 8,000 for farmers affected by the drought, while doing a 500 km journey through our dusty plains

Ben Ferris (pictured), also known as Run Ferris Run, has already raised more than $ 8,000 for farmers affected by the drought, while doing a 500 km journey through our dusty plains

Ben Ferris (pictured), also known as Run Ferris Run, has already raised more than $ 8,000 for farmers affected by the drought, while doing a 500 km journey through our dusty plains

The charity runner, who has been nicknamed & # 39; Run Ferris Run & # 39 ;, is no stranger to long distance racing after he conquered Australia in 2016.

But this time, the eccentric character he pursues is to raise money for Disaster Aid and Disaster Recovery from the Australian Red Cross to help Australian farmers.

He told Seven News: "It's my talent and my gift, so I thought I could help the farmers."

The Byron-based corridor set out to raise $ 5,000 for the drought relief, but has since exceeded the target in just five days.

The Byron-based corridor has been reduced to just its budding smugglers, a flannel and thongs to raise money for Australian farmers

The Byron-based corridor has been reduced to just its budding smugglers, a flannel and thongs to raise money for Australian farmers

The Byron-based corridor has been reduced to just its budding smugglers, a flannel and thongs to raise money for Australian farmers

"Families bear a heavy burden, not only the constant struggle to make ends meet, but the desperation of seeing how their animals perish and the isolation they feel," he wrote on his Red Cross donations page.

While most Australians only make a quick race in their outlets: Ferris hits 60 to 80 km per day.

Beginning at Byron Bay, Ferris will tour Kyogle, Beaudesert, Brisbane, Gold Coast and return to Byron Bay.

The charity runner, who has been nicknamed & # 39; Run Ferris Run & # 39 ;, is no stranger to long distance racing after he conquered Australia in 2016.

The charity runner, who has been nicknamed & # 39; Run Ferris Run & # 39 ;, is no stranger to long distance racing after he conquered Australia in 2016.

The charity runner, who has been nicknamed & # 39; Run Ferris Run & # 39 ;, is no stranger to long distance racing after he conquered Australia in 2016.

Supporters took to social networks to encourage the long-distance runner.

One person said: & # 39; You are a legend. Thank you very much for what you are doing to help, "added another:" Every family needs a farmer! Your true Australian legend is still running Ferris.

Approximately 99% of New South Wales and 57% of Queensland are currently in drought.

Starting at Byron Bay, Ferris will pass through Kyogle, Beaudesert, Brisbane, Gold Coast and return to Byron Bay, a total of 500 km.

Starting at Byron Bay, Ferris will pass through Kyogle, Beaudesert, Brisbane, Gold Coast and return to Byron Bay, a total of 500 km.

Starting at Byron Bay, Ferris will pass through Kyogle, Beaudesert, Brisbane, Gold Coast and return to Byron Bay, a total of 500 km.

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