Australian Alpine Ascent

Take on your own challenge

Australian Alpine Ascent 2023

You may know that our son Rory was born prematurely at 28 weeks and very small weighing just 685g.  He spent his first 13 weeks of life in hospital with most of that time in the highest level of the intensive care unit.  Thankfully, because of the wonderfully care he received at the Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick, he survived and is now a happy, sometimes cheeky, 8 year old. 

Since then I’ve been involved with RFPB, running events to raise much needed funding. Without fundraising like this, Rory would not have had access to the care he needed and so I might not be running to celebrate but to remember.

Over that time I have completed more than a few half marathons, the New York and Chicago marathons, the Annapurna Trail Marathon and run thousands of kilometres, raising more than $120k in the process. 

This March, a couple of friends and myself are taking on the Australian Alpine Ascent. A 22km race from Charlotte Pass to the top of Mt Kosciusko!

It will hurt, but your support will make it all worthwhile, so thank you!

Thank you to my Sponsors


Liam Kenny

Best of luck!


Sage Of Mind Psychology

What a great cause! My twins were 6 weeks premmie too! Thanks for doing this.


Paul Dyer

Good luck Col!


Janja Bojanic

Thank you for sharing your story Colman. This must have been such a difficult time for you and your family. It's an amazing cause!


Carla Bonev

Best of luck for the run, Colman!


Tina Chinery

Go Coleman - so inspiring to see your boy grow


Cynthia Mathews And John Kenny


Michael And Marsha Ben


Patrick & Kathleen Kenny.

Best Luck Colman.


Lizzie Spaull


Bianca Pietralla

Wonderful cause. Good on you Colman!


Lisa Norman

Good Luck Colman


Jeffrey Williams

Great work Colman


Roshan Weddikkara

great work mate!


Domenic Caprarelli

All the best Colman



Amazing work Colman! such an inspiration!


Alex Williams


Sue Cantwell


Chris Corless

Good luck Colman, I look forward to hearing all about the experience at some point.


Tam Luu

An inspiring story and worthy cause Colman! Best wishes for a speedy and safe run!


Olga O'brien

Congrats well done on the run and raising awareness.


Shona, Finn & Maggie


Scott Gilbert

I waited until you completed it to see if you made it back alive before I donated.


Vanessa Unwin

Wow - I had no idea. Good luck!


Kimberlie Dean


David Burns

Better you than me running up a mountain. I get tired driving it.


Michelle Smith

Such a great cause. Good luck Colman! 🏃‍♂️


Michael Salter


Jack De Groot

Great story Colman. Enjoy them mountains


Rachel Bowes

Good luck Colman!


Jae Lee


Hanna H


Frances , Dave & Mila

Good luck ☘️ Coleman


Rita Joe

Good luck Colman, what a great cause!


Bill, Alex, Samuel & Olivia Nassar

Best of luck mate, no doubt you'll smash it!!!


Denise Owen

inspirational Colman - best wishes for the race in March and huge congrats on your fundraising for such a good cause


Duke Pireh


Jon, Amanda, Amelia & Preston

Well done, Colman. Our very best wishes for a safe & successful run!


Samantha Elder

Go Colman! Great cause :-)


Ben Edwards

Get training Colman!


Stacey Cooper

You guys are amazing! Good luck Colman.


Strephon Billinghurst

Go Col Man !


Megan R

From one premmie parent to another, thank you!


Sam Owens


Tania Hoinville

Great cause, you will smash it 👊


Lynch Family In Perth

Best of luck Colman!!


Sean O’connell

Watch out for the brumbies!


Linda Grace

Good luck Colman



Your an inspiration!!


Sarah Barclay

Well done!


Nichola Kavanagh


Matt Dawson

Good luck mate. Awesome cause!


Suzy H

Good luck Colman, you are an inspiration the way you support premmie babies.


Yury Glikin

I am proud to be the one that got you to $3000. Go Colman. Rory - love that kid!


Joanne Hallis


Leanne Merchant

Good luck with the run!


Tara Peters