My Running Stormtrooper Project has been going since 2016 and has now entered the 3rd and final chapter of this crazy trilogy: The Last Stormtrooper Run....
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 running in 2018 and no idea that my alter ego would be in the 2018 Guinness World Record Annual!
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.
I have my sights set on a more conservative fundraising target this year because in 2017 I had the added advantage of taking the Stormtrooper to a huge convention in the USA (Star Wars Celebration) where I was able to raise $5000. There isn't the same convention on this year so I am already significantly down on predicted charity donations.
So how can I beat the 2017 challenge?
In 2018 the Running Stormtrooper will once again be taking on the London Marathon where i'll be up against Darth Vader for the Guinness World Record. Darth is very likely to beat me but seeing as he is also a charity runner, fair play to him. However, the main event, the really big one will be on May the 17th when I will attempt to run 100Km in the Stormtrooper armour! Yes you read it right, 100 km!! See my short promo here: https://youtu.be/exD7ZopLd1g
One hundred kilometres in armour in one day will test me to the absolute limits!
I desperately need your support, therefore please would you be kind enough to visit the charity donation page here: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/thelaststormtrooperrun
The 2018 #thelaststormtrooperrun Virtual Run Series
I'm also delighted to announce an incredibly exciting way of getting everyone involved in the final year of the Running Stormtrooper Project.
Please see here: 2018: The Last Stormtrooper Run - Virtual Run Series
Please read below for more details on The Running Stormtrooper.
2018 - The Last Stormtrooper Run
2017 - The Stormtrooper Awakens
2016 - The First Year