Runner takes on record-breaking challenge for hospice

Categories: Community Engagement.

An extreme runner is planning to complete a 10k marathon by running non-stop for 24 hours to raise funds for KEMP Hospice in Kidderminster.


Shaun Marshall has pledged to run the race as part of KEMP’s annual charity Santa Fun Run this December.


The 44 year-old has been supporting KEMP Hospice for many years and has taken part in triathlons, enduro-marathons, and challenges such as a 100-mile marathon. Every year he takes part in the hospice’s Santa Fun Run, however this year he aims to run continuously for 24 hours along the 10k route while wearing a Santa Suit and the runner number 24.

Shaun’s aim is to run over 100 miles in the time and to cross the finish line with all the other Santa Fun runners taking part in the event on Sunday December 2.


This year marks the 11th year of the Santa Fun Run, and on the same date the hospice is hosting its first ever Santa Cycle Ride, a 25-mile challenge that will see people cycle through the district dressed up as Santa. Commenting on this year’s events, KEMP Event Fundraiser Shelley Stanley said:

“This year we are thrilled to have Kidderminster & Stourport Athletic Club officially time our 10k race – another first for our Santa Fun Run. Helping our runners along the way will be the fantastic ‘Rock Choir’ singing some Christmas classics at Brinton Park and along the route on December 2nd.”

“The day before the start though, of course, will be KEMP Hospice superhero Shaun Marshall starting his incredible 24 hours Santa Fun Run Challenge! Shaun is such a wonderful supporter of our work and he has personally raised thousands of pounds for us, every penny making a real difference to people’s lives. We’re blown away by his Super Santa challenge and his commitment to KEMP.”

For more information visit KEMP Hospice

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