Last month two amazing running events took place at Disneyworld, Florida and then Disneyland, LA - And we were lucky enough to have a super fit runner competing, raising funds for Supershoes!
First up was The Dopey Challenge which took place over 4 days, in Florida. It included a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon & Marathon, a mammoth 48.6 miles in total….
Super-sponsor Julian Smith, completed the marathon on Sunday in an impressive 5hrs 28mins – and even found time to stop for a margarita on the way round!
The next weekend was over in LA’s Disneyland resort, where he took part in a similar challenge called The Star Wars Rebel Challenge and ran 5k, 10k & a Half Marathon over 3 days.
This time he completed the Half Marathon in 2 hours and 19 minutes, even taking into account the wait in line and stopping for photos.
The whole experience was great (except for the numerous early starts!) I won’t be doing that volume of runs in quick succession again, but will definitely return for the Dopey Challenge next year!!Julian Smith , Super Runner
Julian told us “The whole experience was great (except for the numerous early starts!) I won’t be doing that volume of runs in quick succession again, but will definitely return for the Dopey Challenge next year!!”
He is now the proud owner of 11 medals (they weighed in at just over 1.5kg!!) and we’re super grateful to Julian for dedicating some of his fundraising to Supershoes.
“It was an absolute honour to run, and to raise money for your incredible charity. I’ve been looking at the amazing shoes on your Facebook page and pleased that I have managed to raise £200 to sponsor 4 pairs of Supershoes”Julian Smith , Super Runner
We think it only fitting that some of Julian’s sponsorship funds some Star Wars themed Supershoes, so watch this space and we’ll share them with you soon!