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Ultramarathon for Learn Active!

Closed Fundraiser page created in the Education category by sarah AKERS

$3,250 of $3,000 goal

Given by 31 generous donors in 9 weeks


Fundraising for Learn Active, a charity which provides outdoor education opportunities to people with intellectual disabilities.

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I'm currently training for my first ultramarathon (which coincidentally will also be my first marathon) - a 50km off road adventure in Taupo on October 12th. The adventure and challenge is almost enough motivation for me, but knowing that I'm going to be raising funds for Learn Active is helping me out the door on these chilly Canterbury evenings!

I have been volunteering for Learn Active for over a year, assisting with their outdoor education programs for people with intellectual disabilities. I have chosen to fundraise specifically to assist with the payment of program fees for students who are unable to pay the full amount.

The money raised will help to ensure that the students can continue attending Learn Active, where I can clearly the huge benefits the activities such as rockclimbing, orienteering, hiking and kayaking have on them. Each week, I see skills, relationships and confidence develop - not to mention all the fun we have!

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Learn Active does amazing work for people with intellectual disabilities in Canterbury & I'd love to help them out!

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Ultramarathon Complete!  15 October 2019

Posted by: sarah AKERS

Hi everyone - I'm pleased to let you all know that I completed the ultramarathon on Saturday. It was 50km of fun mixed in with a fair bit of pain! My friend Yeri and I ended up coming 3rd in our age group, and 8th females overall, so we are very happy with that, especially given all the hard work we put in training.

This Givealittle page will be open for a few more days if anyone else would like to donate :)



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  • Kirsty

    Kirsty on 16 Oct 2019



  • Christine

    Christine on 14 Oct 2019



    • sarah AKERS

      Thank you very much:)

  • Phil

    Phil on 13 Oct 2019


    Great work! Wee Finishing bonus xxxx


    • sarah AKERS

      Thanks so much!!!!

  • Sue

    Sue on 02 Oct 2019


    Sarah Akers, you are an inspiration! What a wonderful challenge to be involved in and I know you will not only succeed but enjoy the journey. Love from the Smith's


    • sarah AKERS

      Thank you very much Smith’s for your donation & lovely message:)

  • Peter

    Peter on 01 Oct 2019


    Best of luck on da run, Take your time, it will be fun, It is long but u is strong, One step at a time and u be fine


    • sarah AKERS

      What a poem! Thanks for putting up with all my training xx

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This page was created on 12 Aug 2019 and closed on 19 Oct 2019.
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