The 2017 World Marathon Challenge ® is a logistical and physical challenge to run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. Competitors must run the standard 42.2 km marathon distance in Antarctica, South America, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia within 168 hours, or 7 days. The clock starts when the first marathon in Antarctica begins in January 2017.
Brain tumor survivor and ABC2 Ambassador, BethAnn Telford, will be one of the select few competitors in January 2017! There are two ways to support BethAnn in this effort. You can pledge a donation towards every mile (183 miles) BethAnn runs by visiting www.btwmc.org or you can make a one-time gift here to support this amazing effort!
Beginning six weeks after her first brain surgery in 2005, BethAnn has been determined to use her abilities as an endurance athlete to help bring awareness to the critical need for brain cancer research funding. While in continuous treatment for her brain cancer, she has finished the Boston Marathon four times, Marine Corps Marathon annually, the Lake Placid Ironman twice, and the Kona Ironman World Championships in 2012. Her most recent endeavor was Crossing the Canyon, a 9 hour rim-to-rim trek of more than 20 miles over the rough terrain of the Grand Canyon on behalf of ABC2, which has raised over $25,000 for brain cancer research to date. In total, BethAnn has helped raise more than $800,000 for brain cancer research since her diagnosis. With her participation in the World Marathon Challenge she hopes to hit the $1,000,000 milestone.