Despite the cancellation of the North Pole Marathon, #FWDTeamAsia was determined to run and so we hosted the FWD 78° North Marathon.
On 16 April 2019, #FWDTeamAsia and some of the 2019 North Pole Marathon runners successfully completed the FWD 78° North Marathon at Longyearbyen, Svalbard.
Congratulations to the runners and we are looking forward to the 2020 North Pole Marathon. Head to our Facebook or LinkedIn feeds to see all the photos and videos from this year’s action.
The North Pole Marathon is run on a sheet of ice and this is all that separates our runners from 12,000 feet of cold, Arctic Ocean.
The question is: why would anyone want to do this?
Meet #FWDTeamAsia, ten runners, ten different motivations.
"This is about running with purpose… you can never quit on that charity."
"The result isn’t the important part, it’s finding the courage to complete this."
"This is about challenging my own limits – and then seeing how far I can go."
"Back then, winning was all that mattered. But the challenge now is with myself."
"The mental challenge is the most important challenge."
"It’s not about other people. It’s about facing yourself for 42 kms. No crowds, no cheers, just you and the snow."
"Last year was meant to be my come back year. I had to face so many demons – including my pride."
This year, #FWDTeamAsia is running for four major charities