Southwark Giving were very privilaged to have 13 runners in the inaugural Big Half marathon, on Sunday 4th March running through Southwark. These runners
generously donated their time and energy to raise money for Southwark Giving’s Fund.
They trained though some tough days battling the tail end of the so-called Beast from the East and then together, they ran the gruelling 13.5 miles. The race included the route running through Southwark itself, starting at the iconic Tower Bridge, Southwark and finishing at Cutty Sark, Greenwich.
Created by London Marathon Events Ltd this brand new event was solely centred around the community with a “uniquely local” focus. This was to ensure genuine community engagement of local people, while at the same time hosting global runners in a competitive race.
Some of our Southwark Giving and Community Southwark team, as well as family and friends, supported the runners along the route and then met them at the end to buy them a well earned drink for their tremendous efforts. They were pretty tired but very happy to have completed the race and to run within the times that they were aiming for – which in itself is mighty impressive. The picture in this article shows a few of the team who had already finished with their race medals, all sporting their Southwark Giving t shirts.
And how much did they raise? Well in total, the runners raised an impressive £1187.50 for Southwark Giving’s Fund – helping to bring Southwark together to tackle local disadvantage by targeting its pressing local community needs.
We would like to say a massive thank you and well done to all the runners on their remarkable achievement! And, thank you too to every donor who gave so generously to this worthy cause, it is so appreciated.
Runners and donors have raised this incredible sum of money which will powerfully help those most in need in this borough. Every pound raised will go just to those who Southwark Giving is seeking to help.