Teacher Runs Marathon in Crocs to Raise Money For Healthcare Workers

Rafferty Gunn, a PE teacher from England, was one of the many runners who were supposed to take part in the London Marathon on April 26. But due to the coronavirus, the event was postponed and Gunn decided to come up with an alternative option to complete the raceโ€”he ran it in his tiny, six-meter garden and raised money for the NHS, the National Healthcare System in the UK.

To pay tribute to the healthcare workers, he ran the whole thing in Crocs.”People working in the healthcare system were saying how uncomfortable they have been working these long hours, so I thought, ‘Why not do a marathon in a pair of Crocs, and I’ll raise awareness for the NHS and a bit of money?,'” he told LADbible.

His goal was to reach ยฃ1,000 and he ended up making more than 10 times that amount. As the money kept flowing, Gunn decided to increase the distance to 50km (31 miles). He even got some money from the CEO of Crocs and was sent 12 pairs of Crocs!

He completed the race in five different pairs of Crocs, all in different colors and people voted on which pair he wore for each 10k. Of course, he choose to wear them with socks.

If you want to donate to his cause check out his GoFundMe page where he has raised almost ยฃ12,000. You can follow him on Instagram where he posts home workout videos.

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