Running home: for Iraqi refugees

For most people just finishing a single marathon would be a challenge.

Finishing an ultra-marathon would be beyond us.

But 14 in one year…That is superhuman!

That is the challenge Embrace’s Regional Manager, Mark, has taken on in 2019.

Mark will be running 1,700 miles along pilgrimage routes in Scotland and the North of England to raise money and awareness about the even bigger challenge that Iraq’s Christians face as they try to rebuild their country after war.

As Embrace starts work in Iraq for the very first time Mark hopes all of us will get behind him in this epic challenge.

‘Embrace’s aim is to give Iraqi’s a new start, to build homes, open schools, provide new jobs and restore hope to a people who have lost so much.’ Mark says.

It all kicks off on Saturday 13 January with a 45 miles inaugural run along St Mungo's Route. Mark will be starting at Dunfermline Abbey and finishing at the Tomb of St Mungo, Glasgow Cathedral passing through Culross and Falkirk.

‘I won’t be able to do this alone! I’d love people to run with me, give, fundraise and anything else that they can think of! Of course, I value prayer, for me as I run, and that money raised would encourage Iraqi Christians and bear lasting fruit.’

Get involved:

Give today to kick off his fundraising

Join him in raising money for Embrace’s first ever programmes in Iraq

• Pray with him and with the people of Iraq as he runs the pilgrim routes

Cheer him on as he passes through communities and stops off at churches to tell everyone about the work that his run will make possible

Run with him in Edinburgh in September and join in the fun

Please join us, after all, Mark is doing all the hard work!


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