Commando style 60K in a day endurance challenge returns to raise funds for army captain’s legacy

The brother of the late Captain David Seath will be joined by his close friend to complete an epic 60K in day running challenge in support of his legacy established to support veterans.

The event returns on Saturday 24 June, following a successful 50K fundraising event in 2019, which raised over £1500 in support of the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund.

The challenge will involve Gary Seath, founder of the Captain David Seath Memoria Fund, and his Friend, Ben Waite, taking on twelve 5K Parkrun routes across Central Scotland in one day.

Starting at Cramond at 4.25am, the team will be joined by runners at the twelve locations throughout the day, which is scheduled to finish at Dunfermline, the home of Captain David Seath, at 8pm.

Funds raised will support veterans and their families, through Help for Heroes, the charity Captain Seath was raising funds for when he tragically died running the 2016 London Marathon.

The fund has raised over £350,000 to date which funds vital mental health services, comradeship activities, as well as supports veterans to develop employability skills and much more, through Help for Heroes.

Gary Seath said:

“Both Ben and I agreed that the 50K event proved so memorable in bringing so many runners together to raise funds in David’s memory, that we should give things another go.

“The event proves a true test of stamina, determination and commitment; all of which are core values reflected in the commando ethos that David believed in very strongly.

“Whether you’d like to join us for all twelve or simply one park run along the way, everyone is warmly welcome to join our force for good on Saturday 24 June.”

Ben Waite was part of the 2019 50K in A Day Challenge team and has played an instrumental role in coordinating the twelve parkrun locations for this year’s challenge.

“I’m in awe of all that has been achieved in David’s memory through the fund and can’t wait to take part in the 60K in a Day Challenge later this month.

“The 50K event in 2019 was such a special day and the support, both through donations and turn out meant so much to us and here’s hoping we can attract similar support this year.”

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