Farrugia pushes limits for charity: to attempt 246km in 36 hours of non-stop running

Known for his outrageous challenges, this year Farrugia will be following in the steps of Pheidippides – the first man to run an ultra marathon back in 490BC.  

Entrepreneur Nathan Farrugia will once again be embarking on an ultra physical challenge to fundraise for three charities that help children in need. 

Known for his outrageous challenges, this year Farrugia will be following in the steps of Pheidippides – the first man to run an ultra marathon back in 490BC.  

Pheidippides ran 246km from Marathon to Athens to deliver news of a military victory against the Persians. Legend has it that as soon as Pheidippides arrived to his destination and delivered the good news, he promptly dropped dead.

“Every year we wait with bated breath to see what Nathan Farrugia will come up with,” said the charities’ representatives.

 “And every year he surprises us with wild dares that seem to defy nature. It is this attitude and Nathan’s tenacity that over the years has raised hundreds of thousands of Euro for good causes.  We look forward to seeing Nathan complete this year’s challenge and come back home safe and sound. We are certain that he will start off like Pheidippides but that he will finish like himself – exhausted, satisfied and with enough funds to make a difference in many lives.”

Farrugia plans to finish this ultra marathon in 36 hours of non-stop running. The money raised will go to The Inspire Foundation, Ra1se and Cystic Fibrosis Malta.  All three make a real difference to the lives of hundreds of children with, disability, rare disease, and poverty. Nathan’s goal is to enable them to help more people through this ultra challenge.

"To really find meaning in what we do, we need to find a deeper purpose beyond enjoyment,” Farrugia said. “I mix my love for pushing the extreme, with the opportunity to raise funds and awareness to help others. I encourage everyone to use their passions to make a difference to people around them, whenever possible. I'm not sure I can finish this time, but I'm certainly going to try! “

To support Nathan and ultimately the Inspire Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis and RA1SE, donations can be made on www.inspire.org.mt or via SMS. Write ‘one for all’ in the text and send to 50618962 to donate €6.99 or 50619215 to donate €11.65.

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