Residents of St Johns Rd, Ben Rhydding, Ilkley, have run the length of the London Marathon to raise money for Carers’ Resource, with the first lap completed by Team GB triathlete Brit Tate.
Thirty-two households took part, on what would have been the day of the London Marathon. Their idea came after the launch of the national 2.6 Challenge, which aims to raise the profile of charities that are still running services during lockdown but have a limited opportunity to fundraise.
Each household completed four laps in isolation from the rest of the street, who cheered along from their windows and gardens. In total they actually ran 110 miles in totally because people did it in households.
Houses were trimmed up with decorations and banners and some households did their laps in fancy dress. One family dressed as clowns was interviewed live on Sky News!
So far they have raised over £9,400 with donations being made via the Just Giving page and pledges made direct.