Twelve runners recently put their bodies on the line by taking part in the world’s biggest annual one-day fundraising event, the London Marathon, and raised in excess of £15,000 for St Mungo’s, with some funds still to come in.
It was the hottest marathon on record in the capital, reaching temperatures of more than of 24 degrees. Our runners did well to adjust their predicted times considering the heat and all managed to successfully complete the gruelling 26.2 miles.
The runners took advantage of water handouts and cold showers en route, as well as a crucial banana hand-out at the St Mungo’s cheer point!
The St Mungo’s cheer point was positioned at the crossover between the halfway point at mile 13 and approaching the final stretch at mile 22. Our loud and proud supporters, clients, employees, volunteers, family and friends were whooping, whistling, clapping and cheering from the side and it was great fun watching 50,000 runners pass, all with their own individual story and struggle.
Many thanks to our marathon runners this year, as well as all of our challenge event participants and supporters who continue to dedicate time to completing these challenges to help people who are homeless.
If running, or marathons, or indeed running marathons, aren’t really your thing, then why not check out one of the other challenge events St Mungo’s has places for this year.
Cycling, abseiling, or more achievable running distances are a great way to do something amazing whilst raising vital funds for our clients, projects and services.