About

GARETH EVANS

Where did it all start?…….Back in 1988, I ran my first marathon. Zero training, zero expectations, zero enjoyment.
But I got it done.

The beginning

1996 new york marathon

1996, my first New York Marathon, where I started to see the power of running and how it could make a positive impact not only on my life, but draw in those around me. The following the race generated over the years, swelling from 15,000 runners to over 45,000 presently.
As it became harder to get a race number, the event transformed into a global charity platform, and I ran for Breast Cancer ( Susan Komen ), Brain Cancer ( B*CURED ), wounded service men and women and first responders ( Challenged Athletes Foundation’s Operation Rebound ).
Vision & Mission

Over a dozen marathons later, I was asked ” why not stand out from the crowd of big city marathons and do something different?” Usher in a new obsession…….and I thought to myself, “ You want to make a difference in people’s live’s, and ask people to donate year in and year out, then do something you never have. You cannot expect others to push their limits if you don’t follow the same path and push your own. Do something you have never done”:

HISTORY
March 2013, The Himalayas. Trek to Everest Base Camp
June 2015, First Triathlon, San Francisco, Escape From Alcatraz
November 2015, -25F, Antarctica. The Antarctic Ice Marathon
April 2017, -41F, Arctic Circle. The North Pole Marathon
January 2018, The Globe. The World Marathon Challenge. 183.4 miles. 7 Continents, 7 Days, 7 Marathons
November 2018 Volcano Marathon , Atacama Desert, Chile
 
Marathons

The Volcano Marathon, in the Atacama Desert of Chile? The Marathon Des Sables in the Sahara? The Comrades Marathon in South Africa. Keep them coming...

Next?

support

BEST BUDDIES

Support something that has been completed by less people than have climbed Mt. Everest. Follow my journey across the 7/7/7 and support 3 amazing, diversified charities that mean a lot to me:
 

Best Buddies supports those who would otherwise not be able to stand out and advance and feel included in society

 

What will the 7/7/7 give me?

I will be one of fewer than 125 people who have run all 7 continents and both poles…… just saying

And to be able to help those less fortunate?

Whose daily lives endure more mental and physical pain than I will endure? There is no dollar amount that can come close to that. But hey, give it a try….

Do for others what you would want them to do for you if the roles were reversed.

We are all here just once. There is no do-over, and we don’t take it with us. So make a difference. Stand out.

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HELP ME ACHIEVE MY GOAL OF RAISING $150,000 FOR BEST BUDDIES

$10,000

Gets ONE Job Placement

$10,000

SUPPORTS THREE PARTICIPANTS FOR ONE YEAR

$20,000

FINANCES PLACEMENT TRAINING FOR 10 PARTICIPANTS

$25,000

SENDS FIFTY-FIVE BEST BUDDIES TO THE ANNUAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

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the Best Buddies Cause