• "Travelling the world to explore and promote the use of running as a powerful tool for well-being, community and positive social impact"

  • Connect

    Connecting with people, clubs, projects and events worldwide who use running or physical activity to encourage well-being, inclusivity and community development

    Share

    Sharing ideas, experiences and best practice so these could be utilised by others. Showcasing the amazing locations and people I encounter throughout my journey!

    Promote

    Promoting running or physical activity initiatives that engage with or benefit disadvantaged or vulnerable groups. Particularly where availability of organised physical activity is limited or there are significant barriers to participation.

    Run

    Run EVERYWHERE! Including marathons on five continents and five World Marathon Majors

  • ABOUT ME

    Running for England Masters marathon team at the 2017 Chester Marathon

    Mark C - endurance athlete, coach and adventurer.

    Thank you for your interest in 'Adventures in Running'!

     

    First and foremost, I am passionate about the use of running and physical activity as a tool for positive social impact, particularly in disadvantaged or developing communities and in dealing with mental health issues. I am keen to understand the barriers to participation in sport and how to remove them to ensure the best chance of success.

     

    Utilising my background in project management and sport, I lead and partner with initiatives and events working in the above areas including:

     

    HERON-RUN - Partnering with the Health Inequalities Research Network (HERON) to provide free running sessions for young mental health service users aged 16-35 years in the borough of Southwark, London, UK

     

    Uganda International Marathon - a 7-day adventure in rural Uganda. We bring people from all over the world to visit, connect with and support projects in an incredible community, culminating in the biggest international race in East Africa

     

    From Coach to Coach Uganda - using sports adventure tourism to fund a social enterprise helping young people to become self-reliant through sport

     

    Since beginning the project in October 2017, I have provided consultation and project management to a number of social enterprises, charities and events in a wide range of areas: event management, race planning & execution, productivity tools, continuous improvement initiatives, communications planning, organisational structure, funding vehicles & sponsorship (including tourism as a funding vehicle), marketing and social media training.

     

    Outside of the project, I provide coaching, mentorship and training plans for beginners and improvers who are looking for help with improving their running or training toward a personal goal. I also have a keen interest in mentoring those who may be struggling with grief or mental health issues. As someone who has relied on running as a support mechanism in times of difficulty myself, I can help you understand how running or physical activity can be utilised to compliment therapy or as a potential alternative to medication.

     

    I have been fortunate enough to travel, work, train and compete in 57 different countries, including marathons in Europe, North America, South America and Africa.

     

    If you are interested in discussing ideas or know of people or initiatives who may be a good fit with my work, you can check my whereabouts or contact me.

     

    Mark

     

  • WHERE

    Where I've been and where I'm headed next...

     

    Currently in: UGANDA

    16th - 19th Nov 2017 - Toronto, Canada

    20th Nov - 26th Dec 2017 - Colombia

    3rd Dec 2017 - DEL MAR A LA CIMA (42K), Santa Marta, Colombia

    27th Dec - 4th Jan 2018 - Panama

    4th - 12th Jan 2018 - Costa Rica

    12th Jan - 13th Feb 2018 - Nicaragua

    13th - 19th Feb 2018 - El Salvador

    19th Feb - 13th Mar 2018 - Guatemala

    13th - 15th Mar 2018 - Belize

    15th Mar - 2nd Apr 2018 - Mexico

    4th - 10th Apr 2018 - Chicago, USA

    10th - 15th Aprl 2018 - Nova Scotia, Canada

    16th April 2018 - BOSTON MARATHON, USA

    22nd April 2018 - LONDON MARATHON, UK

    May 2018 - Uganda

    2nd June 2018 - Uganda International Marathon, Uganda

    19th Jun - 3rd Jul 2018 - Kenya

    4th - 13th Jul 2018 - Uganda

    August 2018 - UK

    16th September 2018 - BERLIN MARATHON, Germany

    7th October 2018 - CHICAGO MARATHON, USA

    4th November 2018 - NEW YORK MARATHON, USA

    6th - 7th Nov 2018 - Philadelphia, USA

    8th - 11th Nov 2018 - Washington, USA

    12th Nov - Dec 2018 - Chicago, USA

    Dec 2018 - UK

    30th Dec - Mar 2019 - Uganda

    March 2019 - Chicago. USA

    15th April 2019 - BOSTON MARATHON, USA

    May 2019 - Uganda

    1st June 2019 - Uganda International Marathon, Uganda

    9th June 2019 - COMRADES MARATHON, SA

  • INSTAGRAM

    Follow the adventure... @markc_run

  • Thanks

    Cover photo by the legend that is Richard Tilney-Bassett - The Glass Passport

    This project is funded entirely from my own personal savings and I am receiving no financial support or sponsorship from individuals or organisations. Any offers of support (especially kit & accommodation!) are gratefully considered.

     

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