Three week walk to One Night Stand

DESERT, DONE: Doug Black hopes to be joined by Robbie Katter on the last leg of his 1880km journey, from Cloncurry to Mount Isa this afternoon. Photo: Esther MacIntyre
DESERT, DONE: Doug Black hopes to be joined by Robbie Katter on the last leg of his 1880km journey, from Cloncurry to Mount Isa this afternoon. Photo: Esther MacIntyre

After three weeks of running, cycling, and walking, Gold Coast man Doug Black is about to arrive in Mount Isa for Triple J’s One Night Stand.

Today marks the final leg of his 1880km journey to raise money for north west Queenslanders hit by cyclone Debbie.

Doug is walking and cycling the 121km from Cloncurry to Mount Isa today and hopes to arrive by 5pm.

The self-confessed fitness fanatic has been regularly updating his followers on Facebook with photos and videos of his progress, and encourages anyone to join in the final leg.

“There's a party on the Barkly Highway today all day long & you are all invited. BYO costume, no Forest Gumps, that's mine 🍺 💪 👣 Getting it done...#GoldCoast2MtIsa” said Doug in a post on Facebook.

He also hoped MP Robbie Katter might join him for the last few kilometres.

Doug’s epic journey began on March 29 and has taken him across highways and desert lands to reach his goal, with little fuss along the way.

A slight hitch near the beginning caused a brief halt in Roma when Doug’s support crew of one dropped out, but he soon found a replacement driver.

He dedicated this morning’s video update to his sponsors and supporters, and his “beautiful girlfriend, Megan” who has been managing the media side of the marathon.

Mount Isa City Council will welcome Doug to town tomorrow at 9am at Outback at Isa.

So far Doug has raised $2036 but hopes to make it to $10,000.

To donate to Doug’s cause visit https://www.gofundme.com/dougies-getting-it-done-gc2mt-isa