Grand to Grand Ultra for Project Grow

Total raised

from a target of £5,000.00

Total raised (+ Gift Aid)


Grand to Grand

Craig, vicar of St Richard's Church, Hanworth, is running the Grand to Grand Ultra-marathon. It's a staged race across one of the most isolated places in north America: 273km, 6 stages, 7 days, self-supported across the desert of northern Arizona and southern Utah.

Craig HolmesCarrying on his back everything he’ll need for the whole week (except water) he’ll attempt to cover 170 miles through the searing heat of the day and the freezing temperatures of night.

The Grand to Grand Ultra is the first self-supported stage footrace ever to take place in America, on a world class course that has been experienced by few brave adventurers.

It is the only stage race to start from one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the awe-inspiring north rim of the Grand Canyon, and finish on the summit of the Grand Staircase, one of the world's most iconic geological formations.

Running an average of 28 miles a day, competitors also have to climb over 18,000 ft during the course of the event, which finishes at an elevation of 8,698 ft (2,651 m).

Project Grow

Craig is raising money for Project Grow - a visionary scheme to turn a delapidated church and centre into a vibrant community hub for a deprived area of west London.  You can find out more about Project Grow here.

He's attempting to raise £5000 to help improve the lives of many living in our community. Our vision is to see local people and our community flourish.

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Total donations: £2,880.00

Robin Field-Smith


£100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)

What a wonderful example to us all of actions speaking louder than words

John and Val Baggs


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Congratulations Craig, A sterling effort!



£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

the Kennedys


£30.00 (+ £7.50 giftaid)

top work sir. massive effort and you should be super proud

Joe Moffatt


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

I'm amazed. Huge respect and huge congratulations.



£100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)

Congratulations Craig you have given your all and more. This donation includes 20 £ from Liz and Walt Terrell. Plus Liz s comment that she will sponsor you not to do another one!!!!!!

Paul Goodenough



Amazing achievement Craig! Congratulations and well done. Excellent time and results too. I am sure you had some rich experiences, highs and lows. Hardest part to come - returning to English gales and rain! From us all at Sovereign Construction.



£530.00 (+ £132.50 giftaid)



£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Well done Craig - amazing achievement

Graham Madge


£30.00 (+ £7.50 giftaid)

Fantastic, well done Craig