Thanks to our marathon runners

26 April 2010

Marathon runners

241 runners took on the challenge of the London Marathon for Shelter on Sunday 25 April to raise a phenomenal £450,000 for our work with homeless and badly housed people.

Competitors had been bracing themselves for soaring temperatures, but on the day conditions were mercifully cooler and kinder than predicted.

This year more than 30,000 people took part, and several world records were broken by runners in fancy dress including fastest ever cartoon character, quickest female superhero and fastest leprechaun! 

Spectators lined the route all the way from Greenwich to the Mall, and Shelter cheerers including family, friends, supporters and staff were out in force.

Our erstwhile runners were treated to a well deserved post-race reception with massages and medals after valiantly battling on to finish the punishing 26.2 mile course.

Check out our photos of the Shelter team 

Shelter’s Fundraising Director Louise Parkes, said: 'Running a marathon is a huge undertaking - a big thank you to our team who gave it their all, not only on the day, but over the last few months of training and fundraising.  The money they raise for Shelter will help give thousands of homeless and badly housed families the chance of a brighter future.' 

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