7 Marathons In 7 Days To Raise £20,000

Two Guernsey men, Philip Smith and Warren Mauger, are taking on an EPIC challenge of running 7 Marathons in 7 Days to raise money for Guernsey-based charities This Is EPIC and The HUB.

The fundraising target is £20,000, which will help change lives in Africa and help young people in Guernsey. The week-long challenge will see Philip and Warren take on 183.4 miles, all of which will be run in Guernsey.

The first marathon takes place on Monday 18th August with marathon number seven being the Guernsey Waterfont Marathon on Sunday 24th August. The money raised is being shared across the two charities and will have a significant positive impact on lives in both Guernsey and Africa.

This Is EPIC helps individuals, families and communities in Africa to overcome poverty by providing access to informal financial services through Village Savings and Loans projects. The projects enable people to save and loan money and empower them to invest in their own income-generating activities, helping them to develop a more prosperous and sustainable future.

The HUB provides free information, advice and emotional listening support for 11 to 16 year olds in Guernsey. The Barnardo’s trained HUB team support young people at their centre on Le Bordage or through outreach in the island’s schools, youth clubs or open spaces. They provide help on anything and everything that’s going on in a young person’s life.

Online donations to the 7 Marathon in 7 Days challenge can be made by visiting http://www.bmycharity.com/7Marathons7Days

Our marathon courses and starting locations and times will be announced shortly, our marathon dates are listed below:

  • Marathon 1 – Monday 18th August
  • Marathon 2 – Tuesday 19th August
  • Marathon 3 – Wednesday 20th August
  • Marathon 4 – Thursday 21st August
  • Marathon 5 – Friday 22nd August
  • Marathon 6 – Saturday 23rd August
  • Marathon 7 – Sunday 24th August (Also Guernsey Waterfront Marathon)

If you are interested in running with Philip and Warren on any of the marathons please contact Louise Smith via louise@thisisepic.gg

To find out more information about This Is EPIC please visit www.thisisepic.gg

To find out more information about The HUB please visit www.thehub.gg


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