A mother-of-two has put her best foot forward, completing the gruelling City2Surf for a cause very close to her heart.
For Chisholm resident Kathy Dyson, the days of pain and limping after the 'fun run' are worth it.
As part of her efforts, Ms Dyson is raising money for the Flaus family and the Stay Kind Foundation.
"I thought it was a good thing to do. I've known Jacqui and Dan [Flaus] for a few years now ... we keep in contact," she said.
"Our kids are the same age so when I found out about Brady it really hit home for me. The Stay Kind Foundation is the Kelly family, who lost their sons, and it all married in together."
Brady Flaus, also of Chisholm, was just 14-years-old when he took his own life in July last year.
Ms Dyson said her fundraiser was equally about raising awareness about mental illness and breaking down the stigma.
"I'm all about the community and giving back, but it's also about raising awareness," she said.
"People don't want to talk about mental health. There's never been a resource and young people don't know where to go."
It had been eight years since she last tackled the gruelling 14 kilometre journey from Sydney's CBD to the iconic Bondi Beach.
But Ms Dyson said was inspired to pull the joggers back on by the Flaus family.
"It was a bit more challenging this time - I'm eight years older," Ms Dyson laughed.
She has already raised $600, and would like to reach her target of $1000.
The Stay Kind campaign was launched by Ralph and Kathy Kelly whose teenage son Stuart took his own life, while their other son Thomas was killed in a one punch attack.
Both the teenage boys were just 18-years-old.
For Brady's parents Jacqui and Dan, the funds will be used to try and get their charity up and running in honour of their son.
The pair said they are determined to close the gap in mental health services for young people in the Hunter.
"We want to establish a Brady's House ... a place for kids to go. So they aren't walking around at night or riding their bikes around Green Hills," Mrs Flaus said.
"There's a shortage of beds for kids who get to that stage. Nexus only had 12 beds.
"It's up to us to say hello, and we need to do something about mental health. We need to make it that people aren't scared to talk about it."
They will be participating in the Lifeline Newcastle & Hunter World Suicide Prevention Day Walk next month. The fundraiser will start at Dixon Park Surf Club on Tuesday, September 10 at 6am.
To donate to Kathy Dyson's fundraiser, visit goodcompany.com.au/fundraising/Kathy-Dyson-City2Surf-2019.