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Otis and Joe Payton - Running the Hawkes Bay Marathon

$13,515 of $10,000 goal
Given by 163 generous donors in around 3 months

Joe is running the Hawke's Bay Marathon to help UpsideDowns support kids like his son Otis who are born with Down syndrome.


This year, I turn 40 and Otis turns 10 and to 'celebrate', I've entered the Hawkes Bay Marathon. For extra motivation, I'm going to raise some money for the Upside Downs Education Trust.

Over the years, Upside Downs has supported us with speech language therapy for Otis, so its our time to give back to them!

To inspire you to 'go big' with your donation, I'm aiming to do 42km in under 3 hours (only 4% of male runners go sub 3 hours!).

We've set our target at $10,000...but the more the better!

I'll update everyone along the way via instagram (josephspayton).

So get in behind us for a great cause!


Otis and Joe.

About us

The UpsideDowns Education Trust assists kids with Down syndrome in receiving life-changing speech language therapy. Can you help us give a voice to kids with Down syndrome?

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Speech language therapy for kids with Down syndrome

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Barn and rufee dog
Barn and rufee dog on 24 May 2019
Under 3 next year please
Leo, Jasper and Adi White
Leo, Jasper and Adi White on 24 May 2019
You guys are bloody great! Xx
KMalcolm on 24 May 2019
Great stuff Joe and Otis
Brendon and Michelle Chamberlain
Brendon and Michelle Chamberlain on 24 May 2019
Nice work mate, you guys are legends! Sorry we were a bit slow on the uptake. (We wanted to make sure you would actually do it)
pinkers on 20 May 2019
So proud of you and your effort x

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This page was created on 25 Feb 2019 and closed on 25 May 2019.