Running through the night

4 June 2015

Midnight Marathon logo

Whilst most of us will be tucked up in bed this Saturday night, an intrepid gang of fundraisers will be running a marathon in aid of the Alan Shearer Foundation.

The Midnight Marathon is the latest challenge organised by Keith Harbottle, a Northumbria Police Officer, who has raised almost £14,000 for charity through a series of fundraising events.

Keith and his dauntless team of volunteers will be running 26.2 miles through the night from Newcastle to St Mary's Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, and back, setting off at midnight.

"I'm hoping that everyone on the night will bring their best smiles and will dig deep!" says Keith. "Fundraising through these challenges is a massive thing for me, so thank you to everyone taking part for sticking with me for this."

The team is running as Action4Smiles, which the former Royal Marine set up to raise funds for children with disabilities who use the Alan Shearer Centre – and to motivate others to get fit!

To find out more about Action4Smiths and to support the team taking part in the Midnight Marathon Challenge on 6 June visit Keith's website.

Good luck to everyone involved from the Alan Shearer Foundation – and don't forget extra batteries for your head torches!