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Alexander Whitehurst

Ultra Vultures Run The Worlds Toughest Footrace

Running The Worlds Toughest Footrace for Alzheimer's Society because we want to say ciao to Alzheimer's

70 %
raised of £20,000 target
by 238 supporters
  • Team members: Zander Whitehurst | James Whitehurst | Alex Spencer
  • Event: Wadi Rum Ultra, 05 Apr 2016 to 09 Apr 2016

Alzheimer's Society

We are united to create a world without dementia.

Charity Registration No. 296645


Thank you so much for taking the time to hop on over to our fundraising page!

Our Adventure

We are running The Worlds Toughest Footrace in Jordan's Wadi Rum Desert. Over 5 days we will run 300km in 30 degree heat.

The Race 

Stage 1: 40km (A warm up and acclimatisation to the beautiful desert).

Stage 2: 80km (straight in with a double marathon. This is usually the big day for most races of this calibre. Not this one!).

Stage 3: 50km (A "recovery day").

Stage 4: 100km (This will take us to another place mentally and spiritually. We will be running through the night with head torches and glow sticks attached to backpacks.) 

Stage 5: 30km (with an afternoon start due to the previous animalistic leg, this stage will be a mixture of tears, agony and Utter euphoria - The end has arrived!

Our Aim

We are hoping to raise £20,000 for Alzheimer's Society. Both our Grandad's suffered from Alzheimer's and we want to do our bit to help conquer, what is in our opinion, the most destructive disease known to mankind.  

Our Training

We will be running between 50 and 80 miles a week from now!

What you can do 

Donating is easier than cracking open a pistachio. Our sponsors have guaranteed they will match what we raise so every little helps. 

You can also be a legend and share our adventure with friends, families and strangers. Sharing online and off and through word of mouth will guarantee we reach our target! 

In the words of a famous athlete: 'here's to the crazy ones'. 


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