Meet our National Runners Team

Jess Peil


Welcome to my marathon running journey. This is not only about the running but also about the purpose. People think us National runners doing 7 marathons in 7 states in 7 days are a little nuts, and we sure are - But it starts the conversation about the reason behind our journey.

Running for Bravehearts has given me such strength to make a change for Australia's children. Running the 7 marathons back in 2019 changed my life and made me discover my reason for being. Child sexual assault is not ok, I won’t stop until it is stamped out. I would love your support on this adventure.

Chris Glacken


Because with your help I want to #protectkids

I'm about to embark on my eighth year involvement running the Bravehearts 777 Marathon to help educate, empower & protect our Aussie kids from CSA.

I have tried my best to raise not only funds but also awareness of the crime of child sexual assault here in South Australia. Child sexual assault is real, it happens and it needs to stop and be correctly addressed in our courts.

With the support of other runners we have slowly created a profile for Bravehearts in South Australia. I’m proud of what we have achieved together, but the mission has only just begun and there is a lot of hard work ahead.

I want to help provide a world where all kids can enjoy life and grow up in a safe environment.

I'm looking forward to catching up with past legends (including runners and support staff) from the 777 family as well as meeting all the new runners in 2022 in another exciting campaign to assist Bravehearts in raising funds & awareness to keep our kids safe. 

That's my why and I'd appreciate any support you can offer.

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."

Peter Mahoney


My Name is peter Mahoney and I’m 58. Many times I tried to begin this. The secret carried since childhood drives me now. My father was a very violent abusive alcoholic, along with the violence shared by my mother and siblings, unfortunately for me there was more. I’m stating this not for sympathy it’s just the facts and leads into why I’m so very keen to support Bravehearts. 

 I was so very lucky to have an amazingly strong loving mum who got us kids through those years but the there was no support, no one outside our home knew. That’s why the school programs delivered by Bravehearts to me are so important. If kids can be shown it’s ok to speak up, to empower them not to be victims, we can change the futures of not only the kids, but entire families. 

 I’m the luckiest man in the world, I know too many here in Ballarat who couldn’t carry the burden and have taken their own lives, but here I am having been father to five kids. Now my youngest is 24yr and I have eight magnificent grandchildren. 

 They are proud that I’m doing the 777 again. Yes I can run - that’s the easy part. The hard part is asking for financial support. There are so many worthy causes out there, you can’t get behind all of them. I very much understand that and only ask for your consideration here to help me get behind Bravehearts and help protect the most precious in our community, the kids.  

More coming soon!