Corey's Run To Start A Conversation

By Corey Pais Join Me

Please Join Me To Start A Conversation And Help Prevent Suicide In Australia.

Hey there! 💛🖤

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I have decided to raise funds for R U OK? to spread their important message to help prevent suicide. I am going to do this by running in the Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival on Sunday October 2nd.

Over the past three years I have struggled to find peace, balance and happiness in my life as a result of mental health challenges. On a daily basis I've felt miserable, hopeless and was asking myself questions about my worth and my purpose. It really started taking a toll on my mental health, my physical wellbeing and my personal relationships.

I have been very fortunate that I've had the love and support from my beautiful wife Katie and an amazing network of people in my life who have helped me to find the support I need to improve my health.

As a part of my journey to "feel like me" again I am re-igniting my passion for running to inspire and empower people to seek help and support when they need it the most.

Funds raised from activities like this enable R U OK? to work towards reducing suicide through free community education programs, creating and distributing free resources, raising awareness about suicide prevention and conducting research to support people who need it.

Some sobering statistics to think about...

- About 8 people take their own lives in Australia every day.

- For every death, it’s estimated another 30 people will attempt suicide.

- 89% of people report knowing somebody who has made an attempt.

I want to help change these numbers.

R U OK?’s vision is of a world where we are all connected and protected from suicide. 

It's R U OK?'s mission is to inspire everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and support anyone struggling with life.

By inspiring people to take the time to ask, “Are you OK?” and listen, we can help people who are struggling with life to feel connected long before they even think about suicide.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read about my journey and my exciting challenge ahead. I appreciate your support, together we really can make a difference and help save lives!


My Achievements

My Updates

I Did It!

Monday 3rd Oct

I did it!🥇This was mentally and physically the most challenging thing I've ever done. I'm so proud to have raised $3,000.00 for the amazing people at R U OK? Day 💛 The journey to the finish line was harder than I imagined, with a lot of unforseen medical and life challenges that needed to be overcome along the way. Thank you to all of you for your amazing support and kind words. A special thank you goes to my beautiful wife, Katie for cheering me on day in and day out, and your unwavering support throughout the journey ❤️ #RUOKDay #RUOK

Training & Fundraising Update!

Tuesday 12th Apr

Hey all!

It's been a wild month or two since my last update... I have spent a lot of time attending appointments and receiving treatment / massage on my legs, back and neck. I've picked up an injury which I am working through with some awesome sports doctors and Physiotherapists. Apparently I am not 18 anymore? Who knew? Haha! I am hopeful of being able to really increase my training load in the coming weeks as the Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival event draws closer!

We've hit the fundraising target yet AGAIN! I will increase the target once more to continue to encourage my colleagues, family and amazing friends to support the incredible work that R U OK? do for our community. The team at  R U OK? were nice enough to send me a care / thank you package for the awareness and funds raised through this challenge. The trophy (pictured) is a testament to you all and your amazing generosity, love and support!

Thank you all so much, I will check in with you all again soon! 💛🖤



Thursday 17th Feb

I am humbled, overwhelmed and so thankful that we’ve managed to reach the intended fundraising goal of the 5 month journey in just 10 days!

I am so proud of the friends, family and work colleagues that I have in my life and cannot express how much this support means to me!

I have extended the financial goal further to encourage new people to donate to the fantastic work that R U OK? does. But I want to emphasize how grateful I am to everyone who has donated and left such motivating messages of love and support.

💛🖤 How much can we raise for R U OK Day? 💛🖤 


Thank You For Your Support!

Wednesday 9th Feb
Hi everyone,

I am overwhelmed by the amount of support that you have all shown me in such a short space of time. To my family, friends and work colleagues - you have all made me feel so loved and energized to train! I will keep you all updated on my journey, my progress and what hurdles I face along the way. Thank you all so much again! 💛🖤


Thank you to my Sponsors


Your Betty’s Family

On behalf of your Betty’s family,‘congrats on your incredible fundraising efforts and your support of RUOK day.


Simon Newton


Stuart Collins

Awesome stuff mate! Great cause and a great bloke. Proud of you for putting your story out there and doing your bit to help others!


Andrew, Viv, Jack & Bonnie Collins

Awesome work Corey! We are very proud of you. You’ll smash it! Xxx


Daniel Hof


Auld Zach



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Very proud of you Corey xx


David Vo

You da man Corey 💪😎


Raquel Farah

You are in inspiration, Corey Thank you for helping me on my journey ❤️


Zach Auld



Caitlyn Rider

So proud of you brother in law. Love Cait and the Giles boys xxx


Corey Pais


Devan W

Well done Corey! Great goal and fantastic cause. All the best


Rodney Farah

Thank you for raising awareness Corey! And being an amazing person to the people around you


Emma Zeeno

Got your back Corey


Marcus Mcquilkin

You are an inspiration mate! Hit me up for training!


Ebony Harty

Proud of you mate


Kirsty Bell

So proud of you, keep smiling xx


Judith Whitfort

Go Corey!


Maya Bulmer

GO CORRRRR! I’m so proud of you ! Xx


Deb Griffin

Great initiative and super effort Corey!


Jim Lowe

Legend mate, great cause .



Awesome work Corey! Thank you for sharing your story and starting the conversation - let's keep it going!


Matthew Ross

Great Initiative, good luck!


Kay Maccurrie

I’m right behind you Corey, keep up the fantastic work xx


Eric Irvine

Go mate!


Kai Lacey



Zach Auld



Brayden Dorney


Becc & Chris Porter

Well done Corey, a true inspiration to your team at Betty’s Burgers & a testament to the wonderful human that you are 😊 Becc, Chris & Lilly Porter



Good luck Corey xx


Rebecca Tan

Go Corey, so proud of you!! :)


Caitlin P

Thanks for sharing your story - and continuing to inspire and help others! Looking forward to following your journey - you've got this!


Chris Tannahill

Good luck mate. Huge effort and for a great cause!


Caroline Draicchio


Robyn Burnett


Jim Poussard

Great stuff Corey. An awesome challenge for a great cause.


Denise Mignone

Proud of you Corey! Keep it up!!




Caroline Draicchio

I hope you smash your goals!


Daniel Hof


Timmy Tim Tim

Go you good Timmy!!




Lilly Porter


Zach Auld