A big thank you to our runners for trailblazing the track to the future in the British 10k 2018.
The run took place on July 15th at 9.30am. Along with other amazing TicTrac runners, Children of the Mekong charity shop intern, Olivier Bogino ran the 10k to help raise funds for Children of the Mekong.
“A lot of people were there mostly to have fun and run for charity,” said Olivier.
Our 17 runners followed the track that began on Regent’s Street, looped around the most scenic areas in London and finished in Westminster.
“Seeing everyone running together with me, I was really focused on the race and really happy to do it,” said Olivier.
There were over 12 000 participants running, walking, and dancing the 10k. Runners can go as a team or enjoy making friends on the track, but all must hit the £365 donation target for their charities.
“You have to create your own page for fundraising to raise £365. Your part of the contract is to run the 10k. In crowd funding, the first step is to ask your relatives. They get your campaign to about 10-15%. Then you can launch your campaign and broadcast it on all your social networks to reach people you don’t know,” said Olivier.
Children of the Mekong runners have raised £3000 for the Samrong Education Center in Cambodia.
“I’m motivated to try again and I would like my friends to join me,” said runner Kenda Cunningham. “I’d also like to see a few more business groups sign on to run the race and fundraise for the education center in Cambodia.”
Children of the Mekong look forward to participating in next year’s British 10k.
“Seeing everyone’s colourful shirts highlighting the 1000s of different important causes people choose to support is inspiring—big and small organisations with people both in the UK and around the world benefitting makes the British 10k an awesome global event!” said Kenda.
Until next time, runners!