West Dumbartonshire runner Maurice Donohue is taking the fight to dementia as he makes great progress on yet another challenge. To help support the battle against dementia and celebrate the part that sport can play in this battle, Maurice is undertaking a unique series of fundraising efforts.
He has already completed 365, 10k runs in 365 consecutive days as well as 25 races in his 27 half marathon challenge. Next up for the dedicated fundraiser is a trip to Holland where he will tackle the Zandvoort motorsport track on the 25 March. He will then complete his final half in Germany on the Nurburgring track to conclude the challenge which is in honour of Formula One legend Sir Jackie Stewart and the work he is doing with the ‘Race Against Dementia’ project. 27 half marathons is significant as it marks the number of F1 races won by Stewart during his distinguished career.
Maurice hopes that his efforts will help raise awareness of dementia and encourage people across the globe to get active and ‘Run with Maurice’ – either by joining him on runs or getting active by taking a walk as an individual or as a group to follow the motor racing career highlights of Formula 1 Champion Sir Jackie Stewart with a virtual walk – World Walking.
The virtual walk route is a celebration of Sir Jackie's achievements, but it is also there to encourage people to be a little more active in their lives by walking, raise awareness of dementia, help out more about Sir Jackie and ultimately have a bit of fun along the way.