According to Google Maps it is approximately 500 miles from my front door to the start line of the London Marathon.
Training for a marathon can be a lonely business, so how great would it be if I could have some virtual buddies along the way and raise money for a great charity, Asthma UK, at the same time?
So here’s my idea … I have split the journey into equal, separate parts of 3.1 miles each (or 5km) and for your donation of just £8 a portion of the route can be yours to virtually walk, run, cycle, crawl or however you like whenever you want between now and marathon day itself, 23rd April 2017.
And to add to the fun I’ll even tell you what part of the route is ‘yours’! 🙂
In return for keeping me company on my way to London I’ll send you a custom medal to add to (or start) your collection.
How do I donate?
You can donate via Paypal. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, and remember to select ‘friends and family’ to maximise the amount received. Also, please mention the virtual run and post your address in the comments box if given the opportunity.
You can also donate with a bank transfer. Just message me for details.
What proof do I need?
Record your 5k using one of the many fitness apps available and simply send me a screenshot. It doesn’t matter how long it takes you, or what method you use. You don’t even have to run. All that matters is that you get out there and do it!
When do I have to do it?
You’re free to do it any time you want between now and the marathon, although I’ll not be sending the medals out until I get back from London.
Do I have to do the full 5k in one go?
Not at all! Mix it up how you like over as long as you want.
See also: Facebook event page