We recently hosted our annual Pasta Party to celebrate our incredible London Marathon and Royal Parks Half Marathon teams. It was such a pleasure to hear the inspiring stories about how everyone’s training and fundraising were progressing, and why they were taking on these epic challenges to support Challengers.
We were once again supported by the wonderful Riverford Organic Farmers, who provided a delicious feast of pasta bakes (both meat and vegan), crudites and dips, garlic bread, delicious dressed salads and a fruit salad to finish. Thank you so much to Andy and Haley for their continued support and supplying us with this amazing dinner!
The dinner was also a great opportunity to trade marathon and training tips and we heard from the wonderful Natasha Morris, a parent Trustee and previous #TeamOrange London Marathon and Virtual Royal Parks Half Marathon Runner. She had some great advice for our 2022 teams, and we also heard about her experiences as a Challengers parent. Her inspiring stories meant that everyone left our Pasta Party knowing without a doubt why they were running!
We have thirteen runners taking on the iconic London Marathon this year who have raised an incredible £21,885 so far! If you would like to show your support for this awesome team, you can do so here. Our fabulous five taking on the Royal Parks Half Marathon have raised a fantastic £2457.92 to date, and you can support the team here.
Thank you to everyone that joined us for a lovely evening of running talk and yummy food – we wish you every bit of luck in your races in the coming weeks and cannot wait to cheer you all on!
You can register for a London Marathon 2023 space here, or get in touch with the fundraising team on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to see what other events you can take part in to support Challengers … including Endure 24, London Landmarks Half Marathon, Brighton Marathon and more!