Here’s everything you need to know about my next big challenge. How to get involved, when it’s all starting, and how you can support.
Watch this short video to understand what #RunningTheWorld196 is all about.
So it’s happening. After months and months of planning the trip is so very nearly about to begin. Just 145 Days until I set off on my 18 month mission to run a marathon in every country in the world.
If you’re interested in my expedition and would like to attend the official launch live in Bristol please come along.
Tickets are available here: https://etchrock.com/challenge/info/running-the-world-196-launch-event-runningtheworld196
With guest speakers, music, 3 course dinner, plenty of drinks, a gin bar, goodybag and live auction it will be a great night. Please share.
If you would like to support me on my expedition you can. Please sign up to run your virtual 196 miles. All you have to do is run 196 miles between the time I leave (January 6th 2018) and when come back (July 10th 2019).
To reach help reach this target, we are hosting the amazing ‘Running The World 196 Virtual Challenge’!
What is it? The Running The World 196 Virtual Challenge is your chance to get involved and show your support for all who those who have been touched by this horrific disease. We are challenging you to run 196 miles (1 for every country) over the course of the 550 days that I am doing the challenge.
How do I take part? It’s easy, you can show your support anytime, anywhere! Take part from anywhere in the world and log miles to support the challenge. Simply register on this page and pay a donation fee of £25 (all of which minus administration fees will go to support both Prostate Cancer UK and the challenge itself). You’ll get an awesome medal for taking part as well as a certificate of thanks.
What if 196 is too many/not enough miles for a year’s worth of running? Whether you’re an expert or novice runner, that’s no problem, anyone can take part! As well as an individual goal of 196 miles, we are also challenging the community to try and collectively run a global 196,000 miles. Even if you can only do a mile a week, every single one counts and helps us towards our goal of raising £250k for Prostate Cancer UK!
If you’re somewhat of an experienced runner and 196 miles over a year is a walk in the park, battle it out for the top spot on the leader board and stake your claim for the top virtual runner!
What do I get for taking part? First and foremost, just by entering, you are donating to Prostate Cancer UK and supporting a fantastic cause & charity. We thank all our entrants by sending them an official ‘Running The World 196’ medal and certificate which will be sent out shortly after joining.
What’s Running the World 196?
I’m running a marathon in every country in the world. My aim is to raise £250,000 for Prostate Cancer UK. It will take me 18 months to travel to all 196 countries, spending about 2.5 days per country. There will be war zones, the heat of the Sahara and the extreme cold of Antartica. I will live simply, camping and sleeping in peoples homes.
How You Can Help Can you accommodate me?
If you live on earth and are free when I’m coming to your country you may be able to help. Please don’t be shy. If you’re interested in putting me for the night you can share stories about your country culture, attractions and best of all you can even run with me if you like.
Run With Me
Before I leave, hopefully well before I leave, I’ll be posting a list of all the cities and airports I’ll be landing in. If you are in the right place at the right time and want to run with me, or even make a special trip to come and see and support me please let me know.
How to Contact Me
Why raise for Prostate Cancer UK
I met a guy called Kevin. That’s the simple answer. The longer answer involves the Sahara Desert and 7 sweaty days. It’s not as strange as it sounds. We ran a race called the Marathon des Sables together. 7 marathons in 6 days across the hottest landscape on earth. He and I got to know each other. He later told me that he had terminal prostate cancer. He will die too young and too soon. He is a truly amazing man, his attitude towards life is full on, positive and blows me away. I am trying to raise £250,000 for Prostate Cancer. Please help.
How to follow me?
You can see where I am online. I am carrying a GPS tracker with me for the whole trip. You’ll be able to see where I am all the time. Every marathon I run will be posted online through my website. I’ll be posting twitter comments videos and photos throughout the trip. My twitter name is @runatthefront and my Instagram name is @manofsport.
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