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Cancer Research Wales

The Wales Marathon - Official Guinness World Record Attempt

On Sunday 7th July 2019, the Cancer Research Wales team will be running The Wales Marathon in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record the most runners linked to complete a marathon.
Closed on 10/01/2019
Charity Registration No: 1167290

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On Sunday 7th July 2019, the Cancer Research Wales team will be running The Wales Marathon in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record the most runners linked to complete a marathon.

The idea stemmed from Cancer Research Wales supporter Neal Gardner, who initially broke the record 10 years ago, when he and 29 other runners completed the London Marathon. He now aims to re-break the record whilst raising funds and awareness for Cancer Research Wales. However, the bar has been raised

The new record stands at 112 runners, which is held by a team in Canada. We are therefore looking to beat this amazing record, with 120 runners (or more) completing The Wales Marathon, held in Tenby, Pembrokeshire.

How will we be linked together? And what are the rules?

Each member of the team will have a rope bungee (or similar) tied around their waist, linking them to their team-mates. Each runner who starts the race, must complete the race (26 miles 385 yards), and the link cannot be broken at any time.

Fundraising

Each runner must pay for their race entry, at a discounted rate of £25. We then ask each runner to raise a minimum of £500 in sponsorship. The fundraising team will be here to support you with this challenge, providing you with lots of ideas and tips.

This epic challenge will raise a huge sum for the charity, with all funds raised guaranteed to be spent here in Wales, supporting groundbreaking cancer research projects.

Will I hold my own Guinness World Record?

Yes, should we beat the record then you will be issued with your own certificate, to confirm your involvement in the World Record. We will also be greeted by the Guinness World Record team at the finish line.

I want to join the team. What do I do next?

If youre ready to become OFFICIALLY AMAZING, hold a Guinness World Record, and help fund world-class cancer research happening here in Wales, please email crw@wales.nhs.uk or call us on 02920 316 976.

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Neal Gardner

£12,807.41

raised by 8 supporters

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James Horgan

£2,207.87

raised by 34 supporters

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Dan Johns

£1,163.32

raised by 24 supporters

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Ryan Bevis

£1,070.00

raised by 48 supporters

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Rory Barrett

£927.00

raised by 53 supporters

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Anonymous

1 month ago

Congratulations to Peter and all the team on their 'World Class' performance. From all at Robert Price BM Ltd.

£50.00

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Mark Edwards

2 months ago

£50.00

+ £12.5 Gift Aid

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Alan Elite Aerial Services

2 months ago

Please find our donation in support of your charity efforts. Wishing you the best of luck in achieving your target. Kind Regards

£50.00

Aled Thomas

2 months ago

Well Done All , from everyone at SPSenvirowall

£50.00

Jonathan Pugh

3 months ago

£100.00

About the charity

Cancer Research Wales
Cancer Research Wales

Cancer Research Wales funds cutting edge research in Wales into the early diagnosis, better treatment and preventatives of cancer. It's world leading, and it's local. We give hope to cancer patients and their families.

Charity Registration No: 1167290

http://www.cancerresearchwales.co.uk

Donation summary

Total raised

£27,393.37

+ £2,247.35 Gift Aid

Direct Donations

£560.00

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£26,833.37

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The Wales Marathon - Official Guinness World Record Attempt

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