TV Presenter Charlie Webster sets off on longest ever Football Club Marathon in aid of charity


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On Sunday January 26th television presenter and Women’s Aid ambassador Charlie Webster started a week-long ultramarathon down the country, attempting to run a gruelling 250 miles over 7 days, visiting 40 football clubs to raise vital funds for Women’s Aid and to raise awareness within the football community of Domestic Violence. The challenge began at Burton Albion FC and finishes at West Ham United FC on Saturday 1 February.

As someone who understands the devastating effect domestic violence can have on families, Charlie is pushing herself to the limit to raise £100,000, enabling Women’s Aid to support thousands of survivors of domestic violence over the coming year. 

Charlie recognises the power of sport to change lives and having previously run in the London Marathon for Women’s Aid, she wanted to take her support for the Charity to a whole new level. Why run just one marathon when you can run one a day, 7 days in a row?!

Runner's World Senior Writer Kerry McCarthy will be crewing for Charlie on the final two days of her challenge, cycling and running alongside her and handing out drinks, food, chat and encouragement.

Charlie is keen to invite any runners and members of the Runner's World website to come and join her on part of her run – for  5K, 10K, 10 miles…whatever suits you. You can see details of her route here. 

A number of well-known sports people, footballers, celebrities and VIPs will be joining Charlie along the route. Charlie has also received online support from Marvin Humes, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Juan Mata, Mark Bright, Lewis Moody, and Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole and Robin Windsor with many more lined up to support her along the route.

To find out more about how to join up with Charlie please email E.Sully@womensaid.org.uk

And to show your support, sponsor Charlie at here. 


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Amazing! Good luck with the runs and the fund running


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 20:29

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