London Marathon 2020

Congratulations to all of our runners in the 2019 race, all 5 completed the course in times ranging from 3 hours 21 minutes to 7 hours 46 minutes. We were all so inspired by them during their training and the race.
Here are some of their stories. Maybe they will inspire you to consider applying for a place to run for Samaritan’s Purse?

Stephen Csaplar who lives in Jersey. Stephen came across Samaritan’s Purse and started to learn more about our work and felt he could commit to raising funds for us. Stephen raised over £2,500 for our ‘where most needed’ fund, but said he would be especially delighted if the money raised could be used for Christian outreach or medicine. Stephen completed the marathon in 4 hours 39 minutes and here he is, pictured with his medal after the event. Stephen says ‘I had a great time and loved every minute of it and I hope to be able to represent Samaritan’s Purse again at another London Marathon Event in the future.’

Brett Bavier is from Georgia, USA. He flew into the UK to run in the London Marathon for Samaritan’s Purse. Brett is a practising physician and has partnered with Samaritan’s Purse medically and surgically on several occasions, most recently in Egypt and Kenya. Brett raised £2,373 for our International Disaster Recovery fund, which most recently has been used to help in Mozambique and Malawi after the devastating Hurricane Idai. Brett was our fastest runner completing the full 26.2 miles in 3 hours 21 minutes! Brett said ‘It was truly a joy running in London and supporting such a great organisation!’ Here is a picture of Brett with his wife just before the marathon.

Stephen is going to run the Paris Marathon in 2020, and Brett will running the Berlin marathon. We wish them every success with their training and participation in these events and pray that they enjoy these new challenges in 2020.

If you’re also inspired, why not apply to be a runner yourself in our 2020 team?

If you’re interested, please contact us! E-Mail the events team or call us on 020 8559 1180
As a member of the Samaritan’s Purse 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon team, you’ll receive

  • a runner sponsorship pack containing all your fundraising, awareness and training advice
  • personalised support from the events fundraising team
  • a Samaritan’s Purse running vest
  • plenty of encouragement, enthusiasm and smiles throughout your challenge.

Got a question?
Contact our friendly events team today by email or call us on 020 8559 1180
The London Marathon is organised by London Marathon Events. For more information on the event, visit the Virgin Money London Marathon website.