International Marathons

Get running in 2014 & 2015

Having initially secured 10 highly-sought after places in the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon, Inspired Adventures is pleased to announce that we have additional places available to run for a cause you are passionate about.

Take to the starting line in London in 2014 for the following charities:

 

Places are limited and highly sought after. Entry into the public ballot for the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon has now closed so we offer you the chance to dust off your running shoes and download the latest training app – the finish line in London is yours for the taking!

To take on this World Marathon Major, contact our Inspired Running team urgently to secure one of our very last places – 1300 905 188 or georgi@inspiredadventures.com.au

INSPIRED RUNNING CALENDAR – 2014/2015 MARATHONS

Don’t fancy running in London? No problem. We have also added more international marathons to our Inspired Running menu:

2014

  • Chicago
  • Berlin
  • New York

2015

  • Tokyo (Feb)
  • London (Apr)
  • Paris (Apr)
  • Berlin (Sep)
  • Chicago (Oct)
  • New York (Nov)

Contact Georgi with your Expression of Interest for any of the above marathons. Places are guaranteed to go quickly.

Register now for 2014!

Read more marathons or visit the Inspired Adventures Calendar and find a Charity Challenge perfect for you.

London Marathon 2013

Sun. 21 Apr: They came, they ran, they conquered!

With five minutes left on the 21st of April 2013, I feel I’m just in the knick of time to debrief on what was an incredible day.  Team Inspired Adventures Virgin London Marathon 2013 were up bright and early at 7am prepped and ready to hop on an 8am bus to the start line, where there would be no escape!  The sun was shining, the sky was bluer than blue, and spirits were high.  ”We’ve come this far, may as well run the bloody thing,” Anita told us.  Some brilliant wisdom as the day began to unfold.

At 9:45am the starting horn sounded and the runners were away!  I was leading up the cheer squad, which was perched excitedly just before the 12-mile marker with flags, blow horns, and inflatable hands that were all the rage with the 36,000 runners.  All of our “kit” was, of course, emblazoned with the Australian flag.

Our runners zoomed past us one at time.  The first person we were able to catch a glimpse of was Udit, who was on fire in the first half.  After him came Carlo who was in such a zone, he ran right past us and told everyone over dinner that he didn’t even realize it was his wife and the cheer squad!

They were followed by Michael, who became the Inspired Adventures all-time greatest fundraiser, topping $50,000 while running in memory of his wife for Leukemia Foundation.  After Michael we saw Melissa and Martelle but somehow missed Anita and Lorraine.  They may have been hidden behind the giant fire hydrant, rhino costume, or gingerbread man!

The whole team regrouped this evening for a celebratory drink and dinner.  They recounted war stories before dozing off at the table around 8pm.  A classy bunch!  It was a day like no other and writing as someone who ran the London Marathon in 2012, this is an event that certainly tops the list of life experiences.

So, what are you waiting for?  Isn’t it time to sign up for team 2014?

Fri. 19 Apr: Getting ready to run!

Our 2013 London Marathon team have arrived and are resting up and preparing themselves for the big race on Sunday. Here’s a weather update from the organisers:

Inspired Adventures and the 2013 Virgin London Marathon

This year, we are proud to have 12 runners in the Virgin London Marathon. They are representing Cure Cancer Australia Foundation,the Leukaemia Foundation and Variety, the Children’s Charity. Collectively our 12 runners have raised $165,000 for these great charities.

Team Fundraising pages:

The London Marathon starts at 9:30am on Sunday 21 April 2013 (London time). Inspired Adventures will be tweeting updates from around 6pm on Sunday evening (Sydney time). Join us online using the following Twitter handles/hashtags:

Read more marathon stories, secure a place in the Virgin London Marathon 2014 or visit the Inspired Adventures Calendar and find a Charity Challenge perfect for you.

Running into 2014 with the London Marathon…

Inspired Adventures launches our first trip of 2014…

With 2013 just getting underway, Inspired Adventures are already focusing on what adventures 2014 will bring about. We are very excited to announce that we have teamed up with Amnesty International Australia to launch our first adventure for next year – the Virgin London Marathon.

We have managed to secure 10 highly sought after spots in this event. This is a unique opportunity to become part of the Amnesty International Australia London Marathon team.

Marathons – the best way to keep fit and stay fit!

If you want a good reason to stick to your fitness goals, we can think of none that surpass this opportunity to run the London Marathon in 2014. We have 20 incredible runners taking part in the New York Marathon on November 3 this year. The 20 spots for Amnesty International Australia were quickly snapped up and our runners are training hard. They will cross the finish line in Central Park knowing that they have helped Amnesty fight injustice and defend the human rights of men, women and children around the world.

To secure your place in London 2014, contact Nadia on 1300 905 188 or visit our London Marathon 2014 information page.

Running for human rights…

“I’m Sarah, and I’m raising money for HUMAN RIGHTS for Amnesty International to go run in the New York Marathon. YES it’s an insane challenge for me and I’m super excited to be one of 20 participants taking part and raising a crapload of money for Amnesty.” Sarah

“Amnesty is famous for its relentless pursuit of human rights. For decades I’ve followed them and joined many on-line actions. But now it’s time to up my commitment. I have enrolled in the 2013 New York City Marathon and have vowed to raise at least $9,000 to support their important work.

This is no small deal for me. The last big run I did was the Perth City-to-Surf in about 1985. That was 12 kilometres, this is 42. Back then I was 78 kilos, now I am 98. Today, if I run more than a few kilometres my knees suffer pain for days. I have a lot of training to-do. Not just running but cardio and strength.” John Dobbin

“The next 12 months will be a year of firsts for me, and one of those is to complete my first Marathon. Hang on, did I just say marathon!?!?!  Eeeeek!  :) No I’m not insane…. just insanely determined, focused, energised, and at this point, insanely excited!!

What better place to complete this epic challenge than… wait for it… NEW YORK CITY BABY!!! I’ll be travelling to the Big Apple in November 2013 to tackle the 42.2km course with 45,000 other participants from around the world…. while the marathon is a personal challenge, I’ve chosen to run for a cause; the cause being Amnesty International.  Amnesty is part of the global movement defending human rights and dignity.” Erin Phillips

Not ready to take on a marathon?

If vertical challenges are more your thing, perhaps the Amnesty International 2013 Kilimanjaro Challenge might take your fancy? Or you could try one of our new destinations – Bhutan, Sumatra or Sri Lanka…

 

Read more Marathon Trip Stories or visit the Inspired Adventures Calendar and find a Charity Challenge perfect for you.