Last updated: 17:37 / Monday, 20 November 2017
For the AJLP Foundation

Investec's Richard Garland will Run the Ice Marathon as Part of His 7 Marathons in 7 Continents Plan

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Investec's Richard Garland will Run the Ice Marathon as Part of His 7 Marathons in 7 Continents Plan
  • He is looking to raise 100,000 USD
  • Garland will match 100% of all donations
  • He has already ran 5 marathons in 4 continents

Richard Garland, Managing Director for Investec has pledged to run Seven marathons in Seven continents, looking to raise 100,000 US dollars for the Adam J Lewis Education Foundation. Garland will match 100% of all donations.

The Adam J. Lewis Preschool (AJLP) is a nonprofit community-based preschool serving three-, four-, and young five-year-olds, located in the West End of Bridgeport, CT—a community faced with deep-seated challenges and limited educational opportunities. AJLP was founded in memory of Adam Lewis, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. 

He has already ran 5 marathons in 4 continents: New York, Boston, London, Lewa, Kenya and Tokyo. On November 24 he will be running the Ice Marathon in Antarctica, which will be his 5th continent.

This race, which takes place at an altitude of 700 metres, presents snow and ice throughout, an average windchill temperature of -20C, and the possibility of strong Katabatic winds to contend with. The four-day 2017 itinerary will see competitors fly from Punta Arenas, Chile, on November 23rd, returning on the 26th.

Garland told Funds Society that this will be his first time running a marathon in the snow and that he has been preparing mentally given that, unlike other marathons- there will be no cheering along the route, and thus, runners -about 50 or 60 of them, have to rely upon themselves to push onward in the hushed, indomitable surroundings.

Please help him achieve his target by donating here.

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