Run for Sanjiwani – Antarctic Ice Marathon

In 2012 Louise and her friend Cathy competed in the world’s highest race – the Everest Marathon – running (Run for Sanjiwani) and raising funds for Sanjiwani Public Health Mission (SPHMN), a community based medical clinic in the village of Ghandruk, Nepal.

On the 13 December 2019, at 80 degrees south, a few hundred miles from the South Pole, Louise and Cathy will be running across the last frontier in mainland Antarctica, competing in the world’s southern most race, the Antarctic Ice Marathon. Both are running to support the 6000 people in a local community who rely on the Sanjiwani medical clinic.

Villagers in Nepal face everyday challenges brought upon by the remoteness and harshness of their environment. Sanjiwani Clinic provides medical treatment for a community who would otherwise be forced to travel long distances to obtain health and medical services.

Funds raised and donations keep the clinic operating. We employ local trained medical staff who provide a much needed health service, operate the only laboratory service in the district and run a number of health education programs to improve community health. We are currently focusing on dental hygiene and education in all schools in the district and rolling out a women’s health program.

There will be no cheering crowds or penguins (it’s too far south) to support Louise and Cathy as they run the 42.2kms in the Antarctic Ice Marathon, but both will have the love and support from this grateful community in Nepal.

In completing the Ice Marathon, Louise and Cathy will have competed a marathon on each of the 7 continents and will join the elusive “Seven Continents Marathon Club”, of whose membership of 336, only 79 are women.

Please support Louise and Cathy “Run for Sanjiwani” as they compete in the Antarctic Ice Marathon.

Your donation is tax deductible.