Someone in a running Stormtrooper took part in yet another mission earlier this week at the highly anticipated Star Wars Celebration in London, England. They’ve already broken records since his 2016 fundraising for the Make-A-Wish and Spread-A-Smile charities, but this time the running stormtroopers are on the treadmill. and run an incredible 100 kilometers in full. Armor during the 4-day event.
The Running Stormtrooper began his journey almost ten years ago and in 2020 completed five London Marathons and two Ultramarathons, running over 1,000 miles in uniform in 2020. The runner was awarded a Guinness World Record for the effort.
Running Stormtroopers have become legends in the Star Wars community, breaking records and inspiring people around the world to put on their running shoes and get moving. Running Stormtroopers have made an incredible impact on the lives of children and families suffering from serious illnesses.
“The world record-breaking running stormtrooper has announced his retirement for one final mission: the Star Wars Celebration in London, where troopers attempt to run 100km on treadmills! It will be over 15 miles,” said the website set up to accept donations. “Since 2016, Stormtrooper has been working for his Make-A-Wish, and in 2018 he discovered Spread-A-Smile. It’s evenly distributed between two great charities.”
Running Stormtrooper has so far raised an incredible £72,000 for Make-A-Wish and Spread-A-Smile. With their appearance at Star Wars Celebration, there’s a good chance donations will reach the desired total of £75,000. “So far, £72,000 has been raised, including gift aid,” notes the official website. “Can that sum exceed £75,000 for this celebration?”
Troopers running around on treadmills are a must if you’re attending this year’s Star Wars Celebration. You can also hear their incredible story of a stormtrooper he trekked around the world with a set of armor. “When you come to Celebration, see all of this Stormtrooper’s incredible journey, taking armor from the UK to the US to Afghanistan,” the donation website explains.
Star Wars fans can show their support for the Running Stormtroopers by participating directly through the Running Stormtroopers fundraising page or donating to Make-A-Wish and Spread-A-Smile. The target is currently set at £3,600, with just over 10% already collected.
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