Who knew beer could do so much good?
Trails and Ales coordinator Trav Edwards was hoping to raise over $500 at their final event on Saturday.
But, the group of eclectic runners exceeded expectations by raising over $1500 for the Bendigo Hospital children's ward.
The Bendigo running club has only kicked off in May this year, following successful clubs in Albury and surrounds.
"The idea is people trail run - run in the bush - and everyone just stands around and enjoys a beer at the end" Mr Edwards said.
"And if you have a beer at the end, you put a gold coin in the tin."
"Then we took it to a different level where we got beers donated too."
Mr Edwards said the group is mixed gender and diverse and includes business owners, police officers and doctors.
"We just stood around one day and thought 'well what are we going to do with this money?'," he said.
"One of the people said it could have gone to Royal Childrens, but then we thought why not do it local, given we're all local people."
So, the group went down to Toyworld in Bendigo on Tuesday and picked up $1500 worth of gifts to donate to Bendigo Hospital children's ward.
Bendigo Health's Rachel Mason said the donations were very welcomed.
"Up until Christmas day we don't know who's actually going to be in the wards," she said.
"So it'll be great to ensure all the kids get a gift."
Ms Mason said this year the hospital has been overwhelmed with gifts for the children.
"We've had donations from everywhere," she said, "individual community members, businesses - the Belmont Hotel did a big donation, yeah it's been amazing."
"Last year I had to go out and buy presents for the kids, so this is just wonderful."
Mr Edwards said the group will continue the donations for years to come and is hoping to recruit some more running members.
"It's a safe, supportive group to run with, if you've never run trails come along and try."
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