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Jason's World Marathon Challenge

I am running 7 marathons in 7 continents in 7 days for The Prince's Trust because I want to do something life changing

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  • Event: World Marathon Challenge, 30 Jan 2018 to 05 Feb 2018

The Prince's Trust

We support vulnerable young people to transform their lives

Charity Registration No. 1079675

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In my 50th year I have decided to do something huge and memorable by completing the World Marathon Challenge 2018 and raising a substantial amount for charity.  This event is an amazing logistical and physical challenge which very few people in the world have attempted, let alone achieved.  I will be running 7 marathons (26.2 miles) in 7 days in 7 continents beginning in the Antarctic Circle, followed by Cape Town, Perth, Dubai, Lisbon, Cartagena (Columbia) and finishing in Miami, all in under 168 hours. 

You can follow my journey at www.jasons777marathonchallenge.wordpress.com

I have no doubt I will suffer from marathon fatigue, jet lag and sleep deprivation along with the impact of temperature variations of 50 degrees Celsius but will all be worthwhile if you would support my chosen charity The Prince's Trust.  One in eight young people in the UK are not in work, education or training and many of those they support struggle with homelessness, unemployment, mental health problems or a volatile family life.  They believe that every young person deserves the chance to succeed. With your help, we can change young lives so please give generously.

This is an organised event with lots more details on the website www.worldmarathonchallenge.com.

Thank you very much to my headline sponsors for marathons below. If you are interested in Corporate Sponsorship for this event please do contact me on Jason.cousins@wbd-uk.com

30th January - Novo Antarctica, sponsored by Claremont Interiors

31st January - Cape Town, Africa

1st February - Perth, Australasia

2nd February - Dubai, Asia - sponsored by Condeco, pioneers of workspace technology

3rd February - Lisbon, Portugal sponsored by Office Team

4th February - Cartagena, South America - sponsored by Lusso Catering

5th February, Miami, North America sponsored by Womble Bond Dickinson


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