Worthington 500k's fundraising page

Debbie Worthington
Joe Worthington



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Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]In 2015 Debbie and Joe set out to run 500k in timed events and to raise £10,000 for the MS Trust. It was a long way and a lot of money, but after 10 years of Debbie living well with Multiple Sclerosis, we wanted to say thank you to the charity that trains MS nurses in the UK.[/p][p]Our challenge saw us taking part in races all around the UK including Loch Ness, Edinburgh, around the Yorkshire Region and chasing a train through Wales, before ending the year with a 10k run in Barcelona on New Year’s Eve. By the time we crossed the finish line for the last time in 2015, we had raced over 720km, raised awareness of the MS Trust and staying healthy with MS and, with our friends, raised over £14,500.[/p][p]In 2016 Joe ran the London Marathon raising over £1000 and Debbie didn't let a broken arm stop her from running the Great North Run, raising another £1000 for the MS Trust.[/p][p]2017 saw the new challenge of the Summer Streak, where we ran at least a mile every day through July and August, incorporating some new races and old favourites. Again we were joined by like minded friends and raised another £1000. Joe has continued his streak and continues to run every day.[/p][p]The surprise success of our fundraising has been the sale of our handmade Ackworth Road Runners Bobble hats; these have been so popular that the knitting machine (a.k.a Debbie's Mum) has been kept busy for over two years, changed colours for other running clubs and raised over £2000! [/p][p]The running continued in 2018 with Debbie's first marathon and ultra marathons for us both. The 100km Race to the Stones Ultra in July was our biggest challenge to date, closely followed by the Loch Ness and Athens marathons. Continuing to challenge ourselves and support the MS Trust has taken our fundraising total to over £21,000.[/p][p]2019 has been a quieter one for Debbie, but Joe has continued his running streak and tackled his first 60 mile ultra. For fundraising, Endure 24 was a great event with friends, family and colleagues sponsoring a 5 mile lap; both of us clocked up 55 miles on the hottest weekend of the year![/p][p]2020 marks 15 years since Debbie's diagnosis, so we had big ideas for races and fundraising... and then the unexpected hit and we headed for lockdown to protect Debbie due to her being more vulnerable as a result of MS. With all races cancelled, fundraising and awareness has gone virtual... [/p][p]We held a hugely popular virtual Be Bold In Blue quiz during lockdown and have since taken part in the Great North Run Solo challenge (to log 40 runs before the big day) and the Virtual GNR too. Joe will also tackle the Hardmoors 60 miler again this year, followed closely by the Virtual London Marathon to complete his 100 miles for the MS Trust in September.[/p][p]We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us since 2015, we couldn’t have done it without you. Your generosity has enabled the MS Trust to train eight new nurses so far and support the 100,000 people living with MS in the UK.[/p][p]Wish us luck![/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

01 Jan 2019



Oct 16, 2021

Janis King

Fabulous turn out of walkers at the John Smith Stadium! Well done everyone


plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Oct 1, 2021



plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 24, 2021


Amazing both of you X


plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Sep 24, 2021

Simon Speight

Amazing effort, so inspirational, good luck!!


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 24, 2021

Mike Higgitt


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Aug 20, 2021

John and Hilary

For Loch Ness Marathon


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 15, 2021


Go conquer that Monster marathon Debbie xx


plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Aug 15, 2021


Awesome running. You will smash Loch Ness xxx


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jun 9, 2021

Janet Barr

Hope this helps xx


plus £62.50 Gift Aid

May 18, 2021


Thank you for donating your Hardmoors winnings Helen!


Debbie Worthington

Debbie Worthington

Joe Worthington

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