Fundraisers ‘Race to the Stones’ ultra-marathon challenge

Two fearless fundraisers are taking on one of the UK’s toughest ultra-marathon challenge at the weekend. The pair will run 100km along Britain’s oldest path this weekend, for a local charity. 

Briony Mills and Kerrin Fearns wanted to take on an extreme challenge to fundraise for Malvern Special Families, a local charity which supports families who have children with disabilities. The duo will set off from the Chilterns on the 14th of July and race along Britain’s most ancient pathway, ending at the Avebury Stones within 24hours.

Last year the fundraising pair walked the entire length of the Severn Way, over 200 miles from Plynlimon to Bristol, in aid of Malvern Special Families. This year they decided to step up their challenge by running an ultra-marathon for the charity.

Kerrin Fearns said: “We picked ‘Race to the Stones’ as an endurance challenge – we have to complete the 100km in 24hrs, so it’s a step up from our previous challenges. We chose to fundraise for Malvern Special Families because they provide an irreplaceable service for our family, so it’s very close to our hearts and nice to see in very real terms where the money goes.”

Cassie Zoro, community fundraiser at MSF, added: “Kerrin and Briony are an inspiration. They have set themselves an incredibly tough challenge and we wish them all the best. We would encourage everyone to donate to help keep them motivated every step of the way of this gruelling ultra-marathon endurance test.”

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