Very few people run 26.2 miles (or 42 kilometres) for fun. I enjoy running. But I wouldn’t call a 4 or 5 hour marathon fun. So why bother?
On 23 April 2017 I will run the London Marathon. There will be 40,000 other runners – and 750,000 spectators. Eek!
Many run to support a particular charity. London Marathon raised £59.4 million for charity in 2016. Since the first race in 1981, runners have raised more than £830 million for good causes. It's the largest annual one-day fundraising event in the world.
I'm more than a little nervous. I've run the marathon before. But never for charity – and never for one means so much to me.
I've done the training. I've got myself new shoes – and a new shirt. But I would also love your support.
I've been CEO at NZ Riding for the Disabled for over a year now. In that time, our 56 local RDA groups have increased the ability of over 3,000 people. But we have a long waiting list. Children and adults who want to ride – who would enjoy the positive benefits of riding – but can't.
Most of our riders are children. They are my #ReasonToRun the #LondonMarathon. Hashtags smashtags! I'm hell-bent on #ReachingMoreRiders and #ChangingMoreLives.
Please check out this fundraising page. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter. I’m 25 per cent of the way towards my fundraising goal.
Before I line up in London and run, walk, gallop or crawl 26.2 crazy miles, I would love to have your support. Please donate, like and share. Everyone has a #ReasonToRun – please make this your #ReasonToGive.
Thank you in advance for your support. I will really appreciate it. Especially on race-day.
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