Those Buddy Runners

It has been nearly two months since I lasted posted to this blog. But, it has been an eventful break.

Camel's Hump, Mount Macedon VIC
Camel’s Hump, Mount Macedon VIC

In a previous post I wrote about my buddy Thomas and our decision to travel to Chile and compete in the Atacama Crossing in October of this year. Early on in our planning we decided to partner with a charity to make the adventure about more than just two guys running across a desert. After some deliberation we settled on the Alannah and Madeline Foundation (AMF) (see

AMF Logo

Since contacting AMF our little project has grown significantly. We have now committed to tackling all of the annual 4deserts runs over the next three years. Our rough timeline looks something like this:

  • October 2014 – Atacama Crossing, Chile
  • June 2015 – Gobi March, China
  • February 2016 – Sahara Race, Jordan
  • November 2016 – The Last Desert, Antarctica

Each of the events is 6 stages / 250km / self-supported. More details are available at

4deserts Logo

We will shortly be launching a website and social media campaign to chronicle our adventures and promote the amazing work done by AMF.

More to come…


Author: Steven Macek

I learnt a long time ago that in order to grow it is necessary to step outside one’s comfort zone. As a person who craves growth and change this has led me to continually seek out opportunities to make myself uncomfortable, whether physically, emotionally or psychologically. The (Dis)Comfort Zone blog is a vehicle for cataloging those experiences.

2 thoughts on “Those Buddy Runners”

  1. What a personal challenge, and then to raise much needed funds at the same time…I’m impressed. Look forward to the website launch and details of how I can support you.

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