11 August 2022

Media release: Too good to warm the bench – reserve responders get called up for New York Marathon

Fortem Australia is calling up two reserve first responders, to run with Team Fortem later this year in the New York Marathon. 

Queensland Police Senior Sergeant Dan Wicks and NSW Police Senior Constable Tim Egan were both on standby in the event one of the four successful winners announced last month were unable to make it to New York. 

With additional corporate support, both first responders will complete Fortem’s team of six in the world’s largest marathon on Sunday, 6 November 2022. 

“We were really impressed with the stories of Tim and Dan and how both aligned with Fortem’s mission to support the mental fitness and wellbeing of first responders and their families,” said John Bale, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Fortem Australia. 

“We are proud to have both men joining our original four runners, as they represent the brave men and women working in response agencies, law enforcement and national security across Australia.” 

Fortem Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that supports the mental fitness and wellbeing of first responder families – the people who protect and care for Australian communities.  

Fortem Australia provides free evidence-based mental fitness and wellbeing support to the first responder community. We run wellbeing activities designed to connect families and build communities, provide psychology support to first responders and their families, as well as supporting those looking for new life and career opportunities following service. 

Media contact: Simon Anderson, M – 0448 601 391 E – media@dev.fortemaustralia.org.au