SALLY ORANGE IS TAKING ON THE WORLD MARATHON CHALLENGE!
Sally Orange is no stranger to taking on a challenge. She is the only person on the planet to complete a marathon on every continent in fancy dress (as different pieces of fruit!). She holds multiple Guinness world records and world firsts, has run over 70 marathons, completed 8 full Ironman triathlons and has completed 22 years’ exemplary service in the Royal Army Medical Corps as a Physiotherapy Officer.
Sally captained the first British female team to complete the relentless Race Across America, the worlds toughest cycle race and has also ran the toughest footrace on earth, the Marathon des Sables. Add cycling the length of New Zealand, swimming the English Channel relay, climbing several 6000m+ mountains in Nepal and Bolivia and skiing 250km across the largest plateau in the Arctic Circle and you will gain an understanding of her zest for life!
But this next challenge has been 4-years in the making and will be her biggest challenge yet!
In February 2023, Sally will be taking on ‘‘The World Marathon Challenge’‘. This means running 7 marathons on 7 continents……in just 7 days! 🏃♀️🏃♀️ 🏃♀️ WOW!
As a mental health campaigner, Sally described the true purpose of the endeavour as to break the stigma associated with poor mental health and raise money for 7 amazing charities, including Marathon Kids UK.
Each marathon will be used to highlight and bring a better understanding of a different mental illness and the challenges faced by those who suffer. Check out the amazing charities Sally will be supporting below.
Marathon Kids UK
Ripple Suicide Prevention Charity
Walking With The Wounded
SSAFA the Armed Forces charity
Scotty’s Little Soldiers
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team (AFPST)
When we spoke with Sally, she said, ”The challenge is truly about people and purpose and so I would be most grateful for your support through either donating or sharing so others become aware and we all learn more about mental illness.”
To follow Sally’s journey or make a donation, click one of the links below.👇
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