Two amateur runners from the tropical country of Singapore – Andrea and Tom – will embark on a 42km running challenge at the North Pole on April 9, 2019. This is part of the official North Pole Marathon event, which has been taking place annually since 2002.
Apart from the distance itself, the biggest challenge will be going from a temperature of PLUS 30°C
to MINUS 30°C
, as they trade Singapore’s equatorial heat for the Arctic’s freezing conditions.
Their greater aim is to raise money for three selected charities: Make-A-Wish
, Direct Relief
. You can read more about these below.
Your donations will go to:
: a global organization that fulfills the wishes of critically ill children https://www.worldwish.org/en
- DIRECT RELIEF:
a charity that provides aid when natural disasters occur around the world https://www.directrelief.org/
a community in Singapore promoting integration of people with special needs through running https://runninghour.com/
Follow the buttons on the right (PCs/tablets) or on the top (smartphones) to help them reach the fundraising goal. Donations will be split across the three causes but, if you wish to support just a single organization, you can also indicate that in your comment.
Delivering your children’s letters to the North Pole
It’s not every day you get to pay a visit to the North Pole. And in the spirit of ‘make-a-wish’, Tom and Andrea would like to make some festive wishes come true by delivering Christmas wish-lists and letters to the North Pole! For info and enquiries, please contact us by clicking on the icon ✉ on the right by April 7.
Our challenge only brings the opportunity. Through donations, you do the magic.
Thanks for the warm support.
Andrea & Tom