Prolific charity fundraiser Maurice Donohue has teamed up with former world motor racing champion Sir Jackie Stewart for his most ambitious challenge yet. Maurice is planning to celebrate the 27 Grand Prix victories of his fellow Scot by running 27 half marathons in a year and promoting the fight against dementia. The challenge got off to a successful start in March at Silverstone where Maurice met Sir Jackie and ran the first of the 27 half marathons.
Funds raised by Maurice’s efforts at all these events will be divided equally between Sir Jackie’s charity Race Against Dementia and The Sporting Memories Foundation, which is backed by another famous sporting Scot, Commonwealth gold medal winner, Lachie Stewart.
Maurice is encouraging runners across the globe to get active and join him on runs or virtually through their running apps. Highlights of Maurice’s half marathon programme include races at Oulton Park, Brands Hatch and, hopefully, Monza.
In launching Run with Maurice, Sir Jackie said: “I have wonderful memories of racing at circuits across the UK, this is a great feat Maurice is taking on. I hope it will capture the imagination of sports fans and they will get involved in the challenge and help raise funds for both charities.”
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