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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

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

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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 was founded in 2002 to assist kids with Down syndrome in receiving life-changing speech language therapy. We've delivered thousands of hours of education to hundreds of children all over New Zealand. 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

    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

    pinkers on 20 May 2019


    So proud of you and your effort x


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