For Mathias

By Carina Bowes Join Me

Running for my little brother

22.03.2023 - The day that changed our lives.

For my little brother Mathias, life became too hard to live. A kind, smart, fit and empathetic 21 year old that chose to end his own life. Every day me and my family miss him and wish things had turned out differently. Every 40 seconds somebody in the world commits suicide (Source: WHO). I can't change what happened to our family but through my fundraiser I wish to raise funds and spread R U OK?'s message to help prevent suicide. 

I am Norwegian and when my brother died I travelled back to Norway to attend the funeral and spend time with my parents. When leaving Australia I cancelled a running race I had been training for, my first backyard ultra. Through all the tears and heartbreak of the sudden loss of Mathias a need and a wish to do something meaningful emerged. 

On the 24th of June I will do my own private backyard ultra, running 6.7km on the hour, every hour, until I can't run anymore. 

So help me raise some money for this amazing cause and follow me as I push myself to my limit, running laps for my dear brother. 

Forever in my heart

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Thank you for all the love and support I have recieved after sharing my fundraising run event. 
~ To all those that have sent messages asking "How are you?" 💛
~ To all those that have said they want to come run with me 💚
~ To all those that have donated to support a great organisation that do amazing work towards better mental health and suicide prevention 💜

💞 Look after eachother, and ask those around you R U OK? 💞

Thank you to my Sponsors


Robert Hopkinson

Massive congratulations Carina from everyone at Run with Rob . It was so sad when you told us the news about your brother. We are all behind you. Rob


Hilary Goodier

You’re an inspiration!


Sigrid Peters

Supporting you and this cause has been such a great experience. Lots of love


Ryan Nugent

Fantastic effort Carina . Thank you for supporting such a worthy cause. Mathias would be proud.


Tony Bowes

Ok, you beat me. Congrats on the 15 laps!




John Bowes

God bless you all


Justin Wood From Bundy Bikes


Kimberley Turner


Sam Campbell

Sending you lots of support Carina!


Tracey J Amos

Had to get you up over the $5k


Helen And Tony Griffin

Well done Carina!!


Max And Mona Ballantyne


Tanya Bowes

You are a inspiration. I hope you reach your ultra goal along with building awareness that help is always on hand when you need it to just speak up.


Alexander Ringdal

Flott gjort av deg å gjøre dette til minne om Mathias og for en god sak. Lykke til!


Brett & Emma Campbell


Robert Taute And Debbie Hilton

Good luck with the run, your inspirational person to your friend and family.


Phil Hodge


Sharon & Richard French ( Brats)

Thank you for sharing your story and for raising funds for such a great cause. All the best for your Ultra backyard run ! 🏃‍♂️ 💜


Elisabeth Ringdal

Flott initiativ!


Mona Og Signar




Proud of you xx


Caroline Kolflåth

Du er helt rå Carina! 🤩 Så flott at du legger fokus på en så viktig sak og at du hedrer Mathias💙


Peter & Karen Bielenberg

Hope to do a couple of loops with you for this great cause.


The Kyle’s

Sending love to you and your family Carina. You are an amazing sister 💖


Tante Og Onkel På Gossen



Nils Ringdal

Stolt av deg!



Tårene triller mens jeg leser - så fint du ærer lillebror🥰Jeg skulle så gjerne vært der for å heie deg fram❤️


Lars-gunnar Berg Terøy


Lisa Og Andreas Carlsen

Til ære for dæ og din lillebror ❤️


Geri Colson

Inspirational 🙌❤️





Ingrid Kjelling



It’s so hard loosing a loved one this way and is sadly to common. This is such an important cause to raise awareness for and we want to support you any way we can.


Sofie Hoseth

Such an amazing way to raise awareness in honour of Mathias ❤️ Miss you and love you xx


Conor Croke

You are a legend and an inspiration. Pretty nervous of the target you set.....


Birgit Beile-meister

With much love from Germany xxx


Sinitta Fernandes Hollings

Dearest Carina, Our deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your Dearest Brother Mathias. I remember meeting him in Bargara for Sofie’s Christening and I remember how fond he was of basketball that he started playing with some of the locals! May his soul Rest in Peace. During your upcoming challenge this weekend, I want you to remember how strong and courageous you are despite everything you have gone through this year. Your brother would be so proud of you for what you are trying to achieve through your challenge. I hope this fundraiser reminds everyone to be kind to one another as you just never know what someone is going through.


Doug Burns


Are Hovdenak




Andrea Mclaren

We lost our 27 year old nephew to suicide 5 years ago. It was such a hard journey. R U OK is such a worthy charity. Thank you for your courage. For Matthias and Jasper.


Erlend Nilssen

Lykke til. Med knær som ikke funker så blir det vanskelig å være med en hel runde fysisk. Prøver å sende litt støtte halvveis rundt verden i stedet.


Pip Turner




Sharon Millett


Ingvill Berg

Heier på deg og på denne viktige saken 🥰


Lisbet Busengdal Ulleland

For en nydelig ting å gjøre Carina, Hjelpe seg selv samtidig som du hjelper andre🥰


Sonja Simic

I wish I was in a position to donate/do more. You are so resilient! Sending you strength, love, thoughts and encouragement.


Ilona Patzold

Sending you love and light through this tough time


The Hendry’s

Congratulations on your run you are such an inspiration and doing it for such a needed cause ❤️


Zoe Arnold

I remember your brother well from the time I lived in Norway in 2010. I spent many outdoor walks and adventures with him and your mother. Love to your family. Thank-you for raising money for an important cause.


Viegas Family


Synne Simonsen

❤️❤️ Du er sterk og flink! Lykke til og håper vi sees snart



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