Matthew Curran

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Update!

Don't forget to like my page at:
https://www.facebook.com/themsviking

Anyway, here are the revised challenges for the 2020 MS Walk, Run, + Roll!
$1 – I'll do a 5km walk around Diggers Rest in my red Viking tunic!
$10 – With armour and helmet on!
$20 – Carrying my axe, spear, and shield!
$50 – Blowing war-horn at every kilometre! (Sorry Diggers Rest)
$100 – Drinking water only from my drinking horn! (May need some locals to top me up!)
$250 – I'll spout a random bit of Viking trivia at whoever is around every 500m!
$500 – I will feast before the journey on an as yet undetermined Viking themed food! (Okay, I’ll be honest. I’m trying to source horse meat as I write this, but it will most likely be smoked eel. Also, smoked eel is gross. I'd probably prefer the horse.)
$750 – ??? (Open to suggestions!)
$1,000 – 10km walk instead of just 5km!
ALSO!!!
I will act as a Viking bodyguard!!!* I will randomly choose one person who has already donated (Up to and including the donation that puts me over the $1000). That person can then elect to have me appear at an event of their choosing in my Viking gear to act as their body guard. (*Conditions apply!)
$1,000,000 - I will arrange a ship to take me and a crew of raiders to the town of Lindisfarne (Tasmania), where we will loot and plunder the town in honour of the first recorded Viking raid of the monastery of Lindisfarne! Now, this is my million dollar challenge every year, but this year Tassie is on high alert for this kind of thing, so it'll be even more of a challenge!

I'm going aviking to defeat MS!

I have two sisters with Multiple Sclerosis. My grandfather died in his 30's from complications caused by MS. I also have MS.

Ten years ago, in 2010, I joined the MS Walk, Run, + Roll with my siblings and family. Our goal was just to raise a few hundred dollars and have a day out together. The following year, we did it again.

In 2012, I decided to try and raise a little more and put a few challenges for myself out there. If I raised over $100, I'd do the 5km walk in armour.

I raised $100 in a matter of hours. So I kept adding challenges. Carry weapons and a shield, sing Viking songs, only drink from my drinking horn... Mostly silly Viking themed things. I raised over a thousand dollars and the MS Viking was born.

This year should have been my tenth year doing the MS Walk, Run, and Roll, and my eighth year as the MS Viking. Unfortunately, the event was postponed due to the global pandemic, but now... it's on!

So, I will be setting some challenges again, but instead of two laps around Albert Park Lake along with thousands of other runners, walkers, and rollers, I'll be doing a lap or two around Diggers Rest.

So without further ado, here's the starting challenges for the 2020 MS Walk, Run, + Roll!

$1 – I'll do a 5km walk around Diggers Rest in my red Viking tunic!

$10 – With armour and helmet on!

$20 – Carrying my axe, spear, and shield!

$50 – Blowing warhorn at every kilometre! (Sorry Diggers Rest)

$100 – Drinking only from my drinking horn! (May need some locals to top me up!

$200 – ??? (Give me some ideas!

$500 – ??? (Seriously, no idea is too stupid!)

$750 – ??? (I may be underestimating the stupidity of my friends and family)

$1,000 – 10km walk instead of just 5km!

$1,000,000 - I will arrange a ship to take me and a crew of raiders to the town of Lindisfarne (Tasmania), where we will loot and plunder the town in honour of the first recorded Viking raid of the monastery of Lindisfarne! Now, this is my million dollar challenge every year, but this year Tassie is on high alert for this kind of thing, so it'll be even more of a challenge!

 

My Achievements

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Shared fundraising page with friends and family

Has received their first donation

Reached 50% of Target Goal

Reached 75% of Target Goal

Reached 100% of Target Goal

Reached 100% of Target Distance

Thank you to my Sponsors

$10.50

Jane G

Good work Viking!

$52.50

Stephen Mclaren

Great cause and the page gave me a laugh. Good luck!

$52.50

Margaret Rendell

blrrrrtptptttttttppppppp!

$30

Anne Travillian

$30

Anonymous

Cash donations

$31.50

Suzanne Tate

$52.50

Sue Barzda-ryan

$31.50

Kate Curran

See best sister here.

$123

Joshua Samuel

$20

Lauren

$21

Leah Tame

Love your fun loving approach to life. Thank you for your big heart and bigger smile 😃

$52.50

Margaret Rendell

Go Matt! If you record the flatulent-cow horn noise and set it as your phone sound for a weekend I'll donate as much again :)

$157.50

Yolande

To Lindisfarne!

$52.50

Ben Hazeldine

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Margaret Clancy

Go MS Viking! I’m trying to remember my suggested challenge, but anyway enjoy the perfect Viking weather - oh, yes, Viking themed mask! Stay COVID safe everyone on our way to COVID normal. Hoping for lots of pictures.

$100

Nina K Buchan

Go for gold Matt! Viking gold that is!!! A great cause and hope you have a great day. Feel free to drink any clean readily available water! (And possibly substitute in a line of poetry instead! haha!) Nina :) xx

$4.20

John Stewart

I hope you hit your target.

$52.50

Moana Wawatai

Huirihia to mata ki te ra ka taka nga atarangi ki muri i a koe (Turn your face to the sun and the shadows will fall behind you) You got this Matt, Kia Kaha x

$52.50

Mister Drakey

Good Luck!

$21

Rebecca Tuck

“ver heill ok sæll“ (be healthy and happy). From one MS Viking warrior to another.

$10.50

Anonymous

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Natalie Eldridge

All the very best to you and your family. Have a great walk x

$21

Sherry Family

$21

Holly Anderson

$26.25

Nicki

The plan was to do this with you this year. Good luck love x

$26.25

Anonymous

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Andrew Bowie

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Craig Jones

good luck on the 10km...

$21

Ashley Brown

I'm delighted to have my donation be the one that puts you over the $1000 mark! :D

$157.50

Ella Baszczyn

Go Matt! Go!

$52.50

Lissy O'brien

Good on you Matt!

$52.50

Viv Collins

Just make sure the borders are open before you head to Lindisfarne. Those fines could wipe out all your loot.

$21

Marcia Timmers-leitch

Great Job Matthew! Hope that Axe, Spear and Shield doesn't get too heavy for you. Watch out Lindisfarne....better be on High Alert

$105

Fathma Nachiar

Go and hit those goals you awesome viking

$20

Angela Gleeson

Go Matt!

$52.50

Maria Davies

This is awesome. Just glad I live in Richmond so can't actually hear the war-horn, it makes me smile just thinking about the Diggers Rest residents!! Would love to see some pics either way.

$21

Paul Harrison

$52.50

Rob Houghton

May the All-Father be with you.

$52.50

Elke

Viking raid! Great idea, great cause.

$105

Rod Macneil

$21

Sharon Bowman

$21

Siobhan Motherway

$26.25

Alice

I love that you've set your goals high!!

$50

Dawn

$52.50

L/r Kershaw

To Lindisfarne!!

$52.50

Joanna Keenan

$15.75

Anonymous

Great work Matt! Fionn & Sharyn

$50

Faye Sutton