Kate’s 4/4/48 run challenge for Age UK

GOGA leader, Kate Petty, is taking on a huge running challenge this weekend to raise money for the charity, Age UK.

The 4/4/48 Challenge that Kate will be taking on between 24-26th July, was created by David Goggins, a retired navy SEAL who has the reputation of being one of the toughest men on the planet.

The challenge involves Kate running 4 miles (6.4km) every 4 hours for 48 hours. A total of 48 miles (just under 2 marathons) in 2 days including 2 overnight shifts and very little sleep will be physically and mentally exhausting!

Kate starts the challenge at 4pm on Friday 24th and finishes at 12pm on Sunday 26th July.

Kate, Physical Activity and Wellbeing Officer, said:

“I was due to take part in the 10K Leeds Abbey Dash in October in support of Age UK. Unfortunately, this has had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 and like all charities, Age UK has lost out on a lot of fundraising money these last few months”

“Age UK need our help in supporting older people during this pandemic. They’ve had an unprecedented demand for their service and they expect this to continue to grow. In communities across the UK, older people are relying on their local Age UK to provide practical support with food supplies and much more”

“I’m really excited to do this challenge and raise money for a great cause. I’ve not done anything like this before and I expect it to be very tough, physically and mentally, but I’m going to give it my best shot!”

To read more about the challenge, Age UK or to offer your support, please visit Kate’s JustGiving page.