Pat Farmer is an Australian ultramarathon runner with 32 years in the field. He holds countless records achieved in the hottest places in the world and the coldest. In 2011 Pat ran from the North Pole to the South Pole, a total of 21,000km’s, to raise funds for the International Red Cross. In 2013 Pat ran the length of Vietnam to bring clean water projects to those in need throughout the country. This was achieved through support of the Vietnamese Red Cross. 

Pat is a multiple world record holder for endurance running. He has run around Australia and across North America twice. Pat served 8 years as a Member of Australia’s Parliament, with 3 years as Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Science and Training.

Winner of “Achiever of the Year” (2000), awarded by Prime Minister, John Howard. Pat has raised millions of dollars for causes during his 20-year running career including Lifeline, Cancer Council, and Diabetes Australia. 

Echuca College were lucky to have Pat visit the College and share some of his amazing journeys and experiences with our students.  Pat shared the messages to “Never Give Up” , “Always believe in yourself”, “The only person who quits for you is you”.  Students really enjoyed his presentation and were amazed by his achievements.