After running through the bush for five days, came huge smiles with tears, hugs and sighs of relief.
On Wednesday, September 25, a group of ultra-marathoners, led by Scott Page, finished an epic adventure of the historic WD Tarlinton Track.
Mr Page, Kimberlee Davidge and Dan Woodford are three descendants of William Duggan Tarlinton - a pioneer who was shown the track by Aboriginals in the early 1800s.
Back then, the track was crucial for survival. From Braidwood to Cobargo, Mr Page said it was an incredible feeling to have pushed himself to complete the track in the footsteps of his forebears.
The ultra-marathoner and three others conquered the 186km track, whilst first timers, Ms Davidge and Mr Woodford ran the track in smaller sections.
"It was nearly a double marathon on day one, and to back it up with a marathon on day two - you can't train for that," Mr Page said.
"It was a real test for me."
The adventurers fatigued faces turned into proud smiles as they picked up Cobargo Public School pupils who joined in to run the final 1.5km.
A crowd cheered and cried in celebration as they made it to the Cobargo Showground.
Mr Page said it was a "dream fulfilled with the support of his family and friends".
He shared a story of his grandfather Super Sutherland who features on the front cover of the book,Tracks in the Wilderness.
"If you haven't had a chance to read it - it is really special," he said.
"It's not just about my grandfather, but it's about a lot of reasons why we should spend time in the bush.
"It struck me to do something and contribute in a small way to these tracks, which have such historical significance.
"We wanted to show that there's an opportunity to use these tracks for more than just horse riding."
Mr Page said he could feel the spirit of the pioneers as he came down into gullies, crossed through creeks and saw old blazes in the trees.
During the presentation, he thanked everyone who helped to make the adventure possible.
Including a $1000 donation from the Cobargo Horse and Trail group, the ultra-marathon runners raised about $4000 for the charity, 4ASDKids. To donate, CLICK HERE.