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The Gumboot Marathon !

  • The Next Challenge !

      18 February 2021
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    It's now been four months since the big day! The blisters are well and truly gone, the toe nails have almost grown back, and a knee injury is almost back to normal too!

    We raised $22,729 in total for our two charities - an unbelievable response from an amazing bunch of kiwi individuals and companies supporting a great cause.

    The most frequently asked question was "what are you going to do with your gumboots?".

    I took them to my Dad's grave in Paeroa on Christmas day, a special gift for the person who inspired this event, someone who battled hard but lost the war against Melanoma.

    I'll continue to do the gumboot marathon in some red gummies each year, mostly to keep raising awareness for Melanoma NZ and Rural support Trust each year, but for any fundraising to support these two charities as well.

    The next big event however, could be an even greater challenge! I'm going to attempt two of NZ's Great Walks and over 100km in just five days - barefoot.

    This is to raise funds with charity partner Salvation Army to purchase school shoes and sports shoes for Children in need in targeted communities across New Zealand and Africa.

    You can find more information or support our cause here:

    Thank you again to everyone for helping to make a difference

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  • We Made Over $20,000 !

      16 November 2020
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    The Gumboot Marathon is complete.

    After 1000km of training, 42.2km along the streets of Auckland, 13 blisters 7 radio interviews, 4 news articles and 2 TV appearances - the Gumboot Marathon and it's fundraising has come to an end.

    Including corporate sponsors, we have raised over 10x the goal, with $20,728 for our two charities:

    -Melanoma NZ

    -Rural Support Trust

    I have been beyond overwhelmed with all of the support, and I know our charities have as well.

    If you want to see the last updates of the Gumboot Marathon you can find them on my instagram account here:

    Thank you for being a part of this epic journey, be sure to continue to support our two amazing charities, and keep tuned for the next adventure!

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