7 Jan

Run With Britain's Forrest Gump

This Sunday, Jamie Ramsay will land at Heathrow and depart with friends and family to run the final leg of his 16-month expedition in aid of CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), that saw him become the first Britain to run 17,000km from Vancouver in Canada to Buenos Aires in Argentina.

Nicknamed 'Britain’s Forrest Gump', Jamie is inviting fellow runners to join him for the final leg of his mammoth expedition as he runs from Heathrow to College Green opposite the Houses of Parliament.
 
During his challenge Jamie has run 17,000km across 14 different countries, running on average 45km a day. He burnt approximately 4500-6000 calories every day and got through 17 pairs of running shoes – without suffering a single blister! He has raised nearly £18,000 pounds so far for three charities - CALM, Wateraid and Macmillan.
 
Jamie said: “This challenge was a unique opportunity to explore the world and do something to help three charities that mean a lot to me. It has certainly been an experience, but one I have absolutely loved. A sincere thank you to all those who have helped me succeed both during the expedition and back at home. It would be great to see as many people as possible join me for the final leg of my expedition.”

Those wishing to support Jamie can join him at the following locations on 10 January:

  • Heathrow Terminal 5 – outside departures – at 10am to run the final 15 miles back into London. The running pace will be 'leisurely' and at that of the slowest member of the group (no one will be left behind).
  • Hyde Park Corner - under Wellington Arch – at 2pm to run the final mile to College Gardens opposite the Houses of Parliament.

Jamie's final run can be tracked here.
 
For more info about Jamie’s run and where to donate visit his website.