Following in their Father’s Footsteps, Literally

From: Morning Chalk Up

The story.

Ten-year-old Beau McKee and his twelve-year-old brother Alfie are running every day this year to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Some background.

Their dad, Gary, kicked this all off in 2017 when he decided to run 100 marathons in 100 days, with his last marathon being the London Marathon. His fast feet raised over $100,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. “On 23rd June 1997 my life changed when my Dad was diagnosed with cancer. He fought it and was a survivor. Dad passed away of an unrelated illness in 2003 and in his memory I started fundraising for Macmillan,” he said.

Sounds like a great mission.

His kids decided they wanted in on the action too, so now they are both doing their own versions. Beau has run a minimum of three miles a day and his brother, Alfie, helps when he can. They share on their website, that it just kind of unfolded. “This year we ran every day throughout January and reached a distance of over 200 miles between us. Run January soon turned into run February which in turn became run March.”

Couple of great kids there.

And, no surprise here, their Dad is in on the action too. He plans to run the London Marathon again in April and the Fred Whitton, a cycle event that aids the Macmillan Cancer Supports, which is 112 miles long and 12,000 feet increase in elevation. He plans to complete it in 24 hours.

The boys are just as resilient as their dad. “I know this challenge won’t be easy but I will do my very best and if anyone wants to tag along please feel free to join us by getting in touch with our Dad,” writes Beau.

bengarves

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