Meet some of our amazing 2018 London Marathon runners who are helping protect the rainforest and support communities from the Amazon to the Congo Basin. The Rainforest Foundation UK is thrilled to have our biggest ever team this year with 17 runners total. We wish all of our runners the very best of luck, and we will be there to support each and every one of them on the day!
If you would like to support any of these runners, just click on their names to visit their fundraising pages.
“In my work with RFUK I have witnessed first-hand the amazing work it is doing to support indigenous communities on the ground. I am very excited to be raising funds for them for my first ever marathon!”
“It’s my first marathon, and I’m running it with my Dad! I’m proud to be supporting RFUK. We all know that rainforests are under threat, but living in the UK makes it feel like these threats are too far away to control. Now, I've got a huge opportunity to do my bit – I can’t wait!”
“I want to raise both money and awareness for the extremely important work of the Foundation in tackling climate change and biodiversity loss by protecting the world’s rainforests.”
“I’m running for RFUK not just to protect the amazing and abundant wildlife rainforests support but because they are vital for people also as they give us nearly 30% of our oxygen, 25% of our medicine and soak up our greenhouse gases.”
“This is my first marathon and a perfect opportunity to fundraise for RFUK. Their work to protect our rainforests and the indigenous people and wildlife that depend on them is undeniably a worthy cause of support!”
“I decided to run for the Rainforest Foundation UK because here in Chile we have a long rainforest especially in the south and in my original town. So helping the Rainforest Foundation, I know that I'll help the ecosystem and the future of the environment worldwide.”
“I am particularly pleased to be supporting a great charity that campaigns for both the environment and human rights. Supporting the indigenous people of the rainforests, who otherwise might not have a voice, is particularly important to me.”
"Having ran my first half marathon last year, I thought I would double that and attempt my first marathon this year! I am a keen runner in my spare time, and thought it would be great to run for RFUK. The fantastic work being done to aid rainforest conservation and support of the indigenous people based there appealed to me, and I am delighted to be able to raise funds towards this worthy cause!"
“I’m really looking forward to the challenge of running a marathon for the first time while also helping RFUK to continue the successful work we undertake with indigenous communities who remain the most important protectors of rainforests worldwide.”
“I am very proud to dedicate my first-ever marathon to help some of the world’s most vulnerable people defend their rights in the face of multiple forms of injustice”