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The Running Stormtrooper Project began in early 2016 as a low profile, one off charity run. Since then the charity running has grown in challenge and success. The fundraising target was initially £2000, however so far over £50,000 has been raised.  

This article has a link to every blog written by me as the Running Stormtrooper since this crazy project began!!

2020

2020 - I got 99 problems, my right foot being 1!

2020 - Progress, Personal Bests and the Pride of Britain Awards

2020 - The Afghanistan Stormtrooper's Summer in Kabul

2020 - Stay on Target Virtual Medals

2020 - The Running Stormtrooper Podcast

2020 - May the Force Be With You

2020 - Missing the Target!

2020 - March of the Stormtrooper

2020 - Challenge On!

2020 - Mileage Tracker

2019 

2019 - The Rise of Stormtrooper

2018 

2018 - The 100 km Stormtrooper Run - Part 2 The Final Push

2018 - The 100 km Stormtrooper Run - Part 1 Lucasfilm

2018 - The 100 km Stormtrooper Run - Garmin to the Rescue 

2018 - Echo Live & The Running Stormtrooper

2018 - Camden Market Treadmill Running on a ropey Proform treadmill

2018 - The Hottest Marathon on Record

2018 - The Last Stormtrooper Run - Virtual Run Series

2018 - Planning the 100Km Stormtrooper Run, The Early Days

To Run Again and Why We Need To Spread A Smile

2017

2017 - The Running Stormtrooper Project end of year Review

2017 - The May the 4th 40 Mile Run

2017 - The London Marathon and the Guinness World Record Attempt

2017 - Star Wars Celebration Orlando Part 2: Celebration!!

2017 - Star Wars Celebration Orlando Part 1: The Quest for a Treadmill

2017 - The Stormtrooper Awakens Part 4 - The Guinness World Record Application

2017 - The Stormtrooper Awakens Part 3 - Return of the Stormtrooper

2017 - The Stormtrooper Awakens Part 2 - Planning the 40 Miler

2017 - The Stormtrooper Awakens Part 1 - A New Run

2016 - The First Year 

2016 - The 2016 London Marathon

2016 - Teaming up with Pinewood Studios, plus the London Expo

2016 - The Reading Half Marathon, local Radio and the Sports Presenter 

2016 - LAD Bible and the power of social media

Before the Running Stormtrooper 

@stormtrooper_run

Why the Stormtrooper?

I run for fun, health and general wellbeing. I am also a huge Star Wars fan/geek/nerd call it what you want :) 

In 2016 I decided to combine these 2 different elements of my life and become the Running Stormtrooper to raise some money for the Make A Wish charity. 

I had no idea that the Running Stormtrooper would still be going after all this time, no idea that a video of me running would have over 2.2 million hits and no idea that my alter ego would be in the 2018 Guinness World Record Annual!

  

The last few years have been absolutely fantastic. In 2016 £5335 was raised by the Stormtrooper for Make A Wish and in 2017 a staggering £13,376 was further raised PLUS an additional donation of £3000 sent directly to Make-A-Wish by a company after they saw my running endeavours. In 2018 I made the decision to raise money for not 1 but 2 special charities: Make A Wish & Spread A Smile. The reason for me adding Spread a Smile is written in this article: 2018 - Deciding to Run Again and Why We Need To Spread A Smile. In 2018 I managed to raise £14,964.94.

A couple of 2018 highlights 

In 2018 the Running Stormtrooper once again ran the London Marathon on what turned out to be the the Hottest London Marathon on Record!.

However, the main event, the really big one was on May the 17th 2018 when I ran 100Km in the Stormtrooper armour! See the short promo which announced this crazy scheme here.

After the 2018 challenges I created this very short video: https://youtu.be/H8vUioYj1NA 

That was the Past, this is the Now!

So after a break of 18 months I began a new (totally final) challenge in January 2020 to raise as much money for Spread-A-Smile and Make-A-Wish as possible!!

1000 Miles in 2020!! Check out this blog to find out why: The Rise of Stormtrooper

Fundraising - www.virginmoneygiving.com/therunningstormtrooperproject

Instagram - @stormtrooper_run

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/StormtrooperRun/ 

Please read below for more details on The Running Stormtrooper.

Running in the Costume

Before the Running Stormtrooper

2020

2020 - I got 99 problems, my right foot being 1!

2020 - Progress, Personal Bests and the Pride of Britain Awards

2020 - The Afghanistan Stormtrooper's Summer in Kabul

2020 - Stay on Target Virtual Medals

2020 - The Running Stormtrooper Podcast

2020 - May the Force Be With You

2020 - Missing the Target!

2020 - March of the Stormtrooper

2020 - Challenge On!

2020 - Mileage Tracker

2019 

2019 - The Rise of Stormtrooper

2018 

2018 - The 100 km Stormtrooper Run - Part 2 The Final Push

2018 - The 100 km Stormtrooper Run - Part 1 Lucasfilm

2018 - The 100 km Stormtrooper Run - Garmin to the Rescue

2018 - Echo Live & The Running Stormtrooper

2018 - Camden Market Treadmill Running on a ropey Proform treadmill

2018 - The Hottest Marathon on Record

2018 - The Last Stormtrooper Run - Virtual Run Series

2018 - Planning the 100Km Stormtrooper Run, The Early Days

To Run Again and Why We Need To Spread A Smile

2017

2017 - The Running Stormtrooper Project end of year Review

2017 - The May the 4th 40 Mile Run

2017 - The London Marathon and the Guinness World Record Attempt

2017 - Star Wars Celebration Orlando Part 2: Celebration!!

2017 - Star Wars Celebration Orlando Part 1: The Quest for a Treadmill

2017 - The Stormtrooper Awakens Part 4 - The Guinness World Record Application

2017 - The Stormtrooper Awakens Part 3 - Return of the Stormtrooper

2017 - The Stormtrooper Awakens Part 2 - Planning the 40 Miler

2017 - The Stormtrooper Awakens Part 1 - A New Run

2016 - The First Year 

2016 - The 2016 London Marathon

2016 - Teaming up with Pinewood Studios, plus the London Expo

2016 - The Reading Half Marathon, local Radio and the Sports Presenter

2016 - LAD Bible and the power of social media

Before the Running Stormtrooper 

@stormtrooper_run