The Gumboot 42K

The Gumboot 42K

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Queenstown, Otago 1000

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42K in Gumboots to raise awareness and funds towards I Am Hope and the Cancer Society Marlborough.

About this event

We are running the Queenstown Marathon on the 20th of November... in Gumboots!

Why?

Well, we thought that if we were going to get outside and spread our legs, we may as well gumboot up and do it for a good cause (or two).

Our aim is to raise $2,000, with the funds raised going towards both the I Am Hope Gumboot Friday fund and the Cancer Society Marlborough. Two incredible organisations that are very close to our hearts.

It's said that "Having depression is like walking through mud every day".

Having experienced living with the black dog ourselves, this is an accurate description.

The legends at I Am Hope educate and support young Kiwi's with their mental health and provide free counseling for NZ youth stuck in the mud on waiting lists, ensuring that our young people and their families receive the help and support they need, when they need it the most.

Most of us know someone who has been supported by the Cancer Society, including ourselves. The Cancer Society has provided amazing care and support for the warriors in our whanau fighting Cancer, and for so many others going through the same.

Our friends at the Cancer Society missed out on having a proper Daffodil Day during lockdown this year, and we missed having an excuse to get decked out in yellow for a whole day, so we wanted to take the opportunity to give back by including them in our gumboot adventure.

Come along for the ride, follow the journey and join the conversation as we look to raise money together for I Am Hope and the Cancer Society Marlborough.

Thank you for your support!

Shannah-Lee and Destiny Aires

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