Fundraising for Epilepsy patients in Ukraine
At May 14th, 8:00 AM the race „The Race of the Champions – Backyard Masters“ will start. It is a Backyard Ultra with a top level participants list. A selection of the world best ultralongdistancerunners will start their 6,7056 km loops in Germanys hillbilly countryside. Every hour they will run the same loop until they don’t.
The actual world record is 85 loops / hours. The runners at the Masters will try to set this record a bit higher.
One of the athletes is Viktoriia Nikolaienko, the actual Ukrainian Backyard Champion and with 236 km / 24h one of the fastest woman on earth in the 24h category. Next week she will travel through the war zone in her home country under danger situations until she will reach the safe border to Poland where she can take the train to Germany. Because of Viktoriias participation I got the idea to start one more Charity run and let more people get the Backyard Ultra feeling With the virtual version of the Backyard Masters it is now possible for everybody to run „virtual“ together with these top athletes.
Viktoriias Family is affected by epilepsy and the war in Ukraine let increase the number of patients with this disease. The supply chain for the necessary medicine is broken and it is very hard to get more medicine and help for the patients.
The whole donations of this charity run will be donated to EpiNET Ukraine. The doctors at the neurological practice in Singen /Germany are already supplying medicine to a hospital specialized for Epilepsy patients in Czernowitz in West-Ukraine close to the Romanian border. We will support their helping actions with this charity run.
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