About the RunAway Challenge

The RunAway Challenge will see Scott Cunliffe attempt to run 19 ultra-marathons from Turf Moor, Burnley to 19 Premier League stadiums during the 2018/19 season, raising £10,000 for community based charities that offer innovative activities to improve the mental and physical health of disadvantaged people.
Scott Cunliffe
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ultra marathons or 115 marathons
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miles of running in 500 hours
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fundraising target
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people targeted in media campaign
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Premier League matches
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participating runners

Why Scott Wants to RunAway

Scott Cunliffe isn’t the best runner. He’s middle aged and runs in the middle of the pack. Having already tackled several ultra-marathons, Scott is a champion of the power of sport to promote positive health and wellbeing and aims to spread this message to the entire football family with his extraordinary challenge.

“I wanted to set myself a big challenge that combined my love of away days with my passion for running and for my hometown of Burnley. From this, the idea for RunAway took shape.

“I’m doing this because I know, from personal experience, how running is a powerful tool to achieve positive mental and physical wellbeing.

“I spent two decades working for charities in parts of Southeast Asia that were seriously affected by violent conflict and poverty. My experiences left me with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression – running was a major part of my therapy in overcoming this. I want to use that experience to benefit others and I think football is the perfect way to unite people in this cause.”

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