I am currently training for two events in August and September 2017. Both of these I will run in a business suit. Yep. That’s right. Sounds a little crazy, but it’s for a fantastic cause.
I’ll be running to raise funds for the Fragile X Association of Australia, an amazing nonprofit which provides vital support to families with Fragile X syndrome. I’m personally inspired by their work as my son has fragile X and several others in our family are also affected. Being diagnosed with a genetic condition is a huge moment for a family and the association are there to help people in this tough time and beyond. They are a small, nimble nonprofit with a staff of 3 but have a huge impact.
My first run is the City2Surf in Sydney. I’m aiming to be the first costumed runner over the line. Apparently, superman is going to give me a good run for my money. Perhaps I’ll look like Clark Kent when racing him!
The second run, just a few weeks later, will be a world record attempt. I’ll be taking on the record for the fastest marathon in a suit at the Blackmores Sydney marathon. I am the current record holder for the half marathon; now I’m looking to double that. This means double the distance but far more than double the effort with the hot sweaty suit – a 3 piece suit to be precise – weighing me down.
I’d like to invite you to get behind my crazy challenge and give whatever you can. My Everydayhero page is here. I am aiming to raise $3000 and have a long way to go. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!
We have an awesome team of people running in Team Fragile X at the City2Surf please get behind them too – or consider running with us – it’s not too late to signup!
The more people that know about Fragile X Association of Australia, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family.