Marathon runners do us proud!

Posted on 7th April 2014 by

Spending hours on your feet, stretching yourself to your physical limits, riding an emotional rollercoaster, enduring the elements – and that’s just the Impetus marathon cheer squad who are hoarse but happy today! We are incredibly proud of our three Brighton Marathon runners, who ran the course in under 4½ hours for our ASpire service for adults with Asperger Syndrome. They worked hard for months in the lead up to the big day and did an amazing job, pacing steadily and getting to the end within 5 minutes of each other. Here they are looking tired but deservedly proud.

Tom, Kev and Steve, after they collected their marathon medals

Tom, Kev and Steve, after they collected their Marathon Medals

Everyone at Impetus, and especially within our ASpire service would like to thank Tom, Kev and Steve for their sterling work yesterday – and there’s still time to sponsor them to show your appreciation! Click here to go to our fundraising page. All funds go to support ASpire’s mentoring service for adults with Asperger Syndrome which supports young adults with Asperger’s to achieve their goals in education, work or their personal life. Read more about our impact here.

Brighton Marathon is a young event, only starting in 2010, but it has already become a fixture in the local calendar. Residents and visitors really get behind the runners, coming out to support them by clapping, cheering, waving flags and banners for their runners, calling out encouragement to those who have their names on their shirts. Yesterday was no exception, and there was a great atmosphere down on the seafront.

The marathon gives local charities like Impetus an opportunity to raise funds, tell people about what we do, and ask our supporters to get involved with our organisation. And we find that people love to help out, whether it’s as a runner (clearly the biggest commitment!), spreading the word and fundraising with the runners, or as a volunteer on the day as part of the cheer squad.

We hope that this is the beginning of more community fundraising and information events that we can do this year, and that we will have more runners in the Marathon next year. If you’re interested in helping us with community fundraising or running in the Marathon or the Half Marathon for us in 2015, get in touch with me I’d be delighted to hear from you.

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