Run with Rider

What an inaugural first challenge for the Rider Foundation. We want to challenge you to run with us at The Gold Coast Airport Half Marathon on July 3rd, 2016. Regardless of whether you are in Australia or not, you can still take a crack at the 21.1kms.


What started as a paddle in the hopes of raising awareness, the Rider Foundation now has a solid base with the help of some like minded, driven professionals and is making a global impact. The Rider Foundation is here to help give others a voice and the tools to live a confident life on their own terms, free from inner conflict.



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Founder Damien Rider suffered from PTSD from child abuse, for 32 years haunted, until he learned the tools to rid his demons.

Rider Foundation aims to build training institutes to share the tools with others struggling through their own adversity.  Rider Houses will be built to give further support to kids in need, with programs and role models to help guide them through the next stages of life.

Rider Foundation will continue to create programs and events for everyone globally to join the momentum to motivate, inspire and support others to reach their goals, no matter how big or small.

Everyone matters, making Rider Foundation the people’s foundation, built on integrity and honesty, by people who know what it’s like to be on your last legs of hope, and know you too, can Rise Above.


8 week training program

We want to contribute to your success!

We have laid out an easy to follow, step by step program specific to this challenge to help you get from the start line to the finish of the 21.1kms.





train and get ready – DOWNLOAD pdf with exercise manual

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share your journey with us

We will also be posting the daily training sessions on the “Run with Rider” group on Facebook. We are here to answer any questions and help to navigate you through any speed bumps. If you don’t already belong to the group you can join here. We encourage you to ask us questions and keep posting your inspiring training photos and videos.



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