Grieg Rightford and Willy Tokona our crazy New Zealand sponsored athletes are off to run 5 marathons in 5 cities, in 5 days! Why you may ask? These guys are training for the Marathon of the Sands (234 kms across the Sahara Desert) and are aiming to raise $50,000 for the Malaghan Research Institute.
Greig and Willy love running in our light weight tee’s and shorts as it keeps their temperature regulated, is breathable and it doesn’t stink! (You would hope so after 5 marathons in a row!). They will also be wearing Icebreaker in the toughest footrace on earth in the Sahara desert in 50degree heat! So New Zealand fans, get to your nearest marathon city (dates below) and support them as they run! We know we will be.
Dunedin, 28th Jan, 8:30am at Logan Park COMPLETED – YAY GUYS!
Christchurch, 29th Jan, 8:30am at Hagley Park.
Auckland, 30th Jan, 8:30am at The Viaduct then heading off to Victoria Park for a loop, then back into the city and then along the waterfront and the bays until they reach Dalton St for the turn around.
Rotorua, 31st Jan, 6:00am at Redwood Forest.
Wellington, 1st Feb, 8:30am Around the Bays to Seatoun starting at Foxglove Ba.
Find out more about Grieg and Willy’s adventure here on their Facebook page.