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Sunday deadline for Second GEF Globe Run

Virtual run series unites runners around the world to support Kenyan children during the Coronavirus crisis

Only a few days remain to take part in the Gathimba Edwards Foundation’s second Globe Run, a virtual one-mile run/walk, which draws to a close this Sunday night (31 May).

With each entry sold, the GEF, which supports children in Kenya, can provide one of their families with a minimum of four days’ worth of food and essential items during the current COVID-19 crisis.

Each runner taking part will also receive a unique Kenya-themed stopwatch-style medal, commemorating the first ever sub-four-minute mile, run by Roger Bannister back in 1954.

In the one-mile challenge is the second in a series of three virtual events organised by the GEF.

In April, 435 runners and walkers across six continents took part in the Foundation’s first Globe Run, a hugely successful virtual 5k.

Together, participants from countries as far away as Ireland, Doha, Dubai, Aland Islands, Thailand, Australia, UK, Netherlands, Spain, Singapore, Kenya, France, Brazil and Switzerland raised an incredible £5,508. They also received a unique Kenya inspired medal.

Myles Edwards, co-founder of the GEF told runABC Scotland online: “Our first Globe Run last month saw people take part in 21 different countries and we would love to have more countries represented this time around.

“If you have a friend in another part of the world, we would be really grateful if you could encourage them to sign up. No matter where they live, everyone is welcome and encouraged to take part in our Globe Run challenge.

“We see this three event series as a way for runners/walkers from all over the world to unite during COVID-19.”

All runs/walks for the second GEF Globe Run must be completed by this Sunday, 31 May 2020 and must be carried out in line with the social distancing guidelines currently in force in the participant’s own country.

Image credit: Gathimba Edwards Foundation

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