Marathon March raises £100K!
A record-breaking Marathon March saw 140 walkers raise over £100,000 for Palace for Life Foundation.
The 2021 Marathon March, powered by Utilita, has raised over £100,000 thanks to the impressive fundraising and generosity of Palace fans!
Running for its fifth year, fans were joined by Palace legend Mark Bright and Team GB Olympic medallist and Palace fan Martyn Rooney, who took on the 26.2 mile challenge around the streets of south London. Further from SE25, we were also joined by Palace for Life Foundation patron Eddie Izzard, who ran her own marathon simultaneously at 3am in Toronto.
The record-breaking day saw 140 Palace fans and staff walking together through the streets of London, intending to raise as much money as they could for the Foundation, whilst talking all things Palace with fellow fans.
A challenging route saw walkers take on the hills of south London as they passed through Addington, before heading north to Lewisham and then back to SE25, where the final few metres of the route were made up with a lap of the Selhurst Park pitch. Walkers then celebrated their efforts with a Palace party in the stadium!
Palace for Life Chief Executive Mike Summers walked the Marathon March for the fifth consecutive year; he said: “The Marathon March is one of our biggest days of the year as it helps us to raise crucial funds to continue our work helping the young people of south London who need it the most.
“I’d like to express my sincere thanks to everyone who has fundraised, donated, and been a part of the day. £100,000 is an incredible milestone, and we’re so grateful for every single person who’s helped us to get there.
“I’d also like to thank Utilita Energy for powering the Marathon March for the fifth time; their backing allows us to make it such a successful day every year!”
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