Alfan 100k Youth Run
As our first Sponsored run quickly approaches us this Saturday the 25th of June, I'd like to give you an update on the progress we've made so far. Ever since we first started discussing the possiblilty of a few sponsored runs many months ago, this has been something I have been very keen to persue. Within the last month, we began this project as 12 young volunteers between the ages of 13-18 years old kindly offered to help us reach our goal. We have set our targets high as we are positive we will reach our ambition of raising £1,000 by collectively running 100km. At the beginning of the month of June, we set up our make-a-donation page and got the word out about the sponsored runs.
With the first race very quickly around the corner, we thought it'd be fitting that we would run the race in fancy dress, to keep with the theme of the Alfan Foundation at helping young people and children in the UK and Ghana. Thus far, we have had a variety of costumes confirmed as Morgan Berrell will be running in a Polar bear outfit, whilst Sam Wright, Hannah Wright and James Hanson have kept with a superhero theme by dressing up as Thor, Supergirl and Captain America respectively. Rachel Hill will be wearing a Where's Wally costume while James Pettitt, Poppy Nutt and myself, Nicolas De La Rocha, will be dressed up as fairies with tutus. It is fantastic that the young volunteers have taken much enthusiasm with their costume ideas as we approach our 5km fun run at the Misbourne. The first race allows us to tackle 60km out of our 100km goal which is a great start as we will need to start preparing for the much more challenging High Wycombe 10km run on 10th July.
Finally, as a surprise to the founders of the Alfan Foundation, who were so generous to offer to repay us for our race registration signing on fees, we - the whole group of runners- have agreed that we would like to donate that money towards the fundraiser in order for us to reach our goal sooner.
Many thanks to everyone who has been actively involved with organising this event so far, and to the many people who have donated already.
Nick De La Rocha and the Alfan Team