Marathon Des Sables charity run for Hannah's House
06 April 2013
Sahara Desert, Africa
The Marathon des Sables is ranked by the Discovery Channel as the toughest footrace on earth.
Support these four participants from WA on their gruelling six-day adventure race: Greg Hunt, Geoff Reynolds, Brent Shaw and Darren Shapland!
Known simply as the MdS, the race is a gruelling six-day adventure through a formidable landscape in one of the world’s most inhospitable climates - the Sahara desert. The rules require you to be self-sufficient, to carry with you on your back everything except water that you need to survive. You are given a place in a tent to sleep at night, but any other equipment and food must be carried.
Started in 1986 by Patrick Bauer, the race is now in its 28th consecutive year and continues to grow in popularity every edition. Places are much sought after, but those who do make it to the start line are richly rewarded. Under the scorching Moroccan sun, life-long friendships are fostered through a shared experience of unforgettable days spent running across saltpans, up desert-mountains, through ruined towns and through the occasional sand storm.
The Marathon des Sables is open to individuals and teams of individuals, amateur and elite runners. With runners coming from all over the world, the MdS is a truly international event that has a positive impact on the local environment and in local communities. Through the MdS foundation Solidarite, runners have raised funds to help hundreds of families through education and improve their quality of life.
Follow 4 Men on a Mission as they take on the world's toughest footrace to raise $500k to build WA's only Children's respite centre for children with life limiting conditions. Donate: http://tiny.cc/fourmen
To get a feeling of what this would be like, please click here.
Marathon des Sables
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