A CLEVELAND gym will have one of their treadmills running for 24 hours straight in a nationwide fundraiser for suicide prevention.
Anytime Fitness on Shore Street West will take part in the Tread as One challenge to raise money for R U OK, a charity which works with communities to encourage meaningful conversations and support for people struggling.
During the challenge, a treadmill will be running non-stop with runners receiving donations for every 15 minute block they complete.
Anytime Fitness Cleveland manager Daniel Bond called on people to register for themselves to walk or run during the 15-minute slots at a cost of $15 each from 3pm on Friday, May 31.
There are 96 time slots to fill on the day.
Manager Daniel Bond said suicide had impacted many community members and it was important for locals to band together in support of suicide prevention.
"It definitely gets hard (for people affected by suicide) and a lot of people are in the same boat," he said.
Now in its third year of taking part in the challenge, Anytime Fitness Cleveland will aim to raise more than $3000.
Last year, branches across Australia collectively raised more than $400,000.
The treadmill fundraiser will kick off on Friday, May 31 at 3pm.
Members and non-members can take part.
Register online at anytimefitness.com.au/treadmillevent or visit Anytime Fitness Cleveland on the day.
If you or someone you know needs help, contact Lifeline on 131 114 or Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800.
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