Even though many sporting events have been canceled, it doesn’t mean you have to give up on your training. PE teacher Rafferty Gunn from England was scheduled to run in the London Marathon on April 26, but due to the coronavirus, the event was postponed. This didn’t stop Gunn from completing the race—he got creative and decided to run it in his tiny, six-meter garden to raise money for the NHS, the National Healthcare System in the UK.
The twist is that he ran the whole thing in Crocs to pay tribute to healthcare workers. “People working in the healthcare system were saying how uncomfortable they have been working these long hours, so I thought, ‘Why not do a marathon in a pair of Crocs, and I’ll raise awareness for the NHS and a bit of money?'” he told LADbible.
When he started his goal was to reach £1,000, but he ended up making more than 10 times that amount. When the money kept pouring in, Gunn chose to increase the distance to 50km (31 miles).
He owned five pairs of Crocs and throughout the race at every 10k people voted on which pair of Crocs he wore. Don’t worry he wore them with socks!
The CEO of Crocs even donated and sent him 12 pairs of Crocs!
To date he’s raised almost £12,000 and you can donate to his cause on his GoFundMe page. You can also follow him on Instagram where he posts home workout videos.