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Join a 1000km run to crank up the volume on fun and funding for children’s charities

Apr 27th 2016

A 1000km super marathon will highlight the plight of small children’s charities, raise money for them and unite runners for good - and organiser and front runner Ed Wethered, CEO of philanthropy network Raise Your Hands (RYH), wants you to join him for some or all of what he insists is the ‘fun’ journey!

The RYH1000 will take him around the UK visiting the head offices of the 12 charities that are supported by Raise Your Hands, taking him out of London, down to Cornwall to visit The Wave Project and StoryBook Dads, up to Bristol to visit CHIVA, and onto Birmingham to drop in on Sport 4 Life, before running back down the Grand Union Canal into London on the 24th September, finishing with a party in Victoria Park.  

The whole run is open to all, but the last day in particular will offer a marathon, half marathon and 10k options.

Wethered says: “Raise Your Hands is about harnessing the power of a community to collectively do good, and RYH 1000 is no different. I believe that the more people that join this run, the more we will be able to raise awareness of small charities working under the radar in the UK and collectively, as a community, show our support for them.”

He says the event offers people the chance to prove themselves and gain new confidence: “I want to inspire people to take on new challenges, get fit and achieve something they thought they weren’t capable of. To be a RYH1000 runner means you are part of something bigger than yourself. You’re part of a community, a family, a team.”

As though a 1000km run is not challenge enough, Wethered will be carrying a 6kg BeatBringer speaker on his back for the whole journey – the equivalent of putting on a stone and running around Algeria. It’s going to be the first time anyone has run 1000km with 2 x 6” sub woofers, 2 x 25mm soft dome tweeters and 2 x 100w amplifiers pumping out classic tunes.

The motivational music is about rallying the troops and leveraging the power of community; people will be able to select tunes from a playlist.

The route has been designed to take in some fantastic UK trails: from the well-trodden tracks of the historical Clarendon Way, to the undulating and stunning Cornish Coastal Path, the banks of the Severn and the Grand Union Canal tow path.

Runners can register now here and you are able to select full marathon /half / and 10k options 

Sponsorship opportunities are also available, including a naming opportunity for the event  and companies should contact Wethered at: ed@raiseyourhands.org.uk

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