Hi. I got a place in the Boston Marathon and I thought that it would be pretty cool to raise some money for charity whilst I'm training.

It can be really frustrating if you want to get out and play sport, but have a few mobility issues that get in the way- take it from me. That's why I've chosen GetKids Going. Get Kids Going gives disabled children freedom and/or opportunities to get involved in sport. More than 200,000 disabled kids and young people in the UK need specialised wheelchairs, trikes or other moblity equipment. Another 50,000 need sports wheelchairs to let them compete in their chosen sport. 

Getting back into running, my goal was always to qualify for a major U S race. Boston is the world's oldest marathon, run every year on Patriot's Day, April 19th. With a field size of 25,000 participants, the route begins in rural Hopkinton and runs through eight cities and towns before finishing in Boston's Back Bay... but it's tough. It's 26.22 miles (42.195km) of winding roads in the hilly New England terrain. It is considered to be one of the more difficult marathon courses because of the Newton Hills which culminate in the notorious "Heartbreak Hill' near Boston College. 

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toby messenger

Raising money for

Get Kids Going

Get Kids Going

Charity Registration No. 1063471

Get Kids Going! helps disabled children take part in sport by providing specialist sports wheelchairs, sports grants and year round support. They can then compete in marathons, triathlons, tennis, athletics, skiing, rugby, basketball etc. With your help, many could become Paralympic champions and world record holders.

Donations 19

Good luck, Toby.

Donation by Liz Knox on 08/04/10

Hi Toby, Good luck!!! Wish i was seeing you in the US. Next time!

Donation by Charlotte Nicholson on 26/03/10

Hey Toab, you can do it no probs !

Donation by JOHN BELL on 25/03/10


+ £7.39 Gift Aid

Good luck Toby! Enjoy!

Donation by Hilary and Colin on 07/03/10


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Good luck with the marathon and all that training - sounds like you've chosen a good one!

Donation by Helen Griffiths on 25/02/10


+ £7.33 Gift Aid

whoop! rah rah toby!

Donation by Anoushka on 12/02/10


Donation by Daisy and Hugh on 11/02/10


+ £4.23 Gift Aid

Go for it Toby

Donation by Charles Jamieson on 03/02/10


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by jessica wolfson on 01/02/10


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good luck, Toby!

Donation by Helen Wilson on 01/02/10


Donation by Ben Martin on 01/02/10


+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Donation by Liz + David on 17/01/10


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by Rachel D on 15/01/10


+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Hey Tobes, we're routing for you. Come up and have a barbecue when you've done it!

Donation by BJ and G on 14/01/10


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Hats off to you Hop Along!! ( oh and it's BETH)

Donation by Beth on 09/01/10


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

one leg after the other

Donation by mercy messenger on 09/01/10


+ £28.21 Gift Aid

good luck mr T

Donation by anonymous on 09/01/10


Donation by Christopher Perez on 09/01/10


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Go Go Go Messenger! Good luck xx

Donation by Caroline Hussey on 08/01/10


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£402.21
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£402.21
  • Gift Aid£100.75

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