A LOGAN Village marathon man will soon pound the pavement in a huge fundraiser for kids doing it tough.
Adam Engel will run seven marathons in seven days to raise money for Bravehearts, who helps protect abused children.
Mr Engel, 39, will line up and the start of Toowoomba's marathon on June 28, and will finish on the Gold Coast on July 4.
In between, he will tackle consecutive days of 42.2 kilometre runs at Brisbane, Mount Isa, Cairns, Townsville and Mackay in the Bravehearts 777.
Mr Engel's campaign will be to support a cause close to his heart.
He works with kids doing it tough as head of support services at Flagstone State Community College.
"It is crazy what is in this community, what people are putting up with," he said.
"In my work at Flagstone, I work a lot with students from traumatic backgrounds.
"I deal with some of them on a daily basis."
Mr Engel said he began running seriously only a few years ago, and his love for the sport snowballed.
The former rugby league prop forward gave up the game he loved and has run ever since.
Mr Engel was already looking forward to the Gold Coast event.
Wife Natasha will run by his side, and children Elliana, six, and four-year-old Amielle will be waiting at the finish to welcome them over the line.
"I have a fear about me not being up to her level after seven days of running," he said.
There is still time to donate to Mr Engel's campaign. Click here