You are not permitted to download, save or email this image. Visit image gallery to purchase the image.
About 15 past and present Knox College residents will take part in the Dunedin Marathon to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease NZ.
Former college resident Nick Brown ran last year to raise money for the Dunedin Night Shelter, as part of a university paper.
He decided to do it again this year and contacted Knox College to garner interest from students.
‘‘I thought it would be kind of neat to do something again.’’
Most students will run the 10km and half marathon, while one will tackle the full marathon.
Grace Herdman signed up for the half marathon to give her something to work towards.
She recently competed the Christchurch half marathon.
‘‘When I realised I could do it I thought ‘Oh yeah, I’ll do another one’.’’
James Matthews hoped for good weather on the day.
‘‘Last year the weather was really conducive to quick times, so if you’re running for a PB then you’d hope that it would be good conditions again.
‘‘It’s quite a flat course as well.’’
Nick said it was a difficult day, but there was a lot of support around the course from marshals.
‘‘There’s a lot of motivation.’’
The group will be raising money for Motor Neurone Disease NZ, a charity suggested by Jimmy Matangi.
‘‘Motor Neurone Disease came to mind because two family friends have been affected within the past two years and I’ve seen how the association assisted both the individuals and their families.
‘‘For the last few years I’ve been doing their annual run and walk, which they have throughout the country so I thought it’d be a good charity to give back to as well.’’
The group will be hosting a fundraising breakfast on Saturday at the college.
For more information, contact Jimmy on 021 750-925.
★ To give, go to https://dunedinmarathon19.everydayhero.com/nz/team-knox.
For more Dunedin Marathon Stories see below:
Dunedin Marathon: Welcome Messages
Dunedin Marathon: The Star Race Guide
Brother and Sister Will Run for Dad
Night Shelter Incentive
Disabled Athletes to Compete
'New Runner' Ready to Tackle 10km