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A Simply Runderful adventure for the Pink Ribbon Foundation!

by Press Release
Monday 18th July 2016
Tags  Runderwear   |   Simply Runderful   |   Lucja Leonard   |   Marina Ranger
 
 
Two fun-loving, adventure-seeking ultra runners are running the length of The Netherlands in their pink underwear (or Runderwear, to be precise!). They will be raising much needed funds for the Pink Ribbon Foundation, a UK breast cancer charity funding projects and providing financial support to a range of breast cancer charities. Lucja Leonard and Marina Ranger met in the Kalahari desert 3 years ago, both running their first multi stage race. They’ve been firm friends and they decided to share this epic adventure with each other.
 
The challenge is to run the length of The Netherlands following the Pieterpad, 500km from Pieterburren in the North of Holland to the 3 land point near Maastricht (Holland, Belgium, Germany) over 5 days. Check out their promo video: 
 
 
Their charity: Pink Ribbon Foundation (Reg. Charity No. 1080839)
An important part of this adventure is to raise much needed funds for their chosen charity, Pink Ribbon Foundation, a UK based charity that is a grant-making trust with a mission to fund projects and provide financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. Find out more about its work here
 
This cancer has touched Lucja personally with 3 Aunties and her Mother in Law having been treated successfully with the removal of breasts and ongoing treatment. Lucia and Marina felt that, as two young woman, this is very real threat that we all need to be very aware of which is why they are supporting them.
 

Simply Runderful

Runderwear are also donating 10% of the sale of any of the pink hipster brief and crop top to The Pink Ribbon Foundation as well to really get behind such a great cause.
 
Our fundraising link can be accessed here
 
About Lucja and Marina:
 
Lucja Leonard, 37,  is a Dutch­ born, Australian ­raised ultra runner living in Edinburgh:
Since venturing into the world of ultrarunning 3 years ago, where I first met Marina in the Kalahari desert in South Africa also attempting her first ever multi stage ultra, I have felt compelled to continue to push my limits and experience new and exciting challenges whilst exploring stunning landscapes and vistas around the world. Marina and I have continued to experience many adventures together and have been hatching a plan to do something epic, fun and worthwhile for sometime now. A bit of creativity and imagination came into play to come up with our fun idea and I am really looking forward to sharing this adventure with her and meeting many other fantastic people along the way as we will be aiming to get a lot of community involvement both nationally and internationally along the way to support us and our cause.
 
Marina Ranger, 25, is an ultra runner born and bred in London:
It’s the experiences and the places you see that I love so much about ultra running. My first realisation of this was when I crossed the line at both mine and Lucja’s first multi­stage desert ultra in the Kalahari desert. Since then, both of us have experienced many different challenges and adventures around the world but have always been keen to create our own idea to bring to life. I was instantly up for the challenge when Lucja hatched the idea and am so excited to share this journey with her for such a great cause. This will be my biggest challenge yet where I will once again be pushing my body to its limits to see what it is truly capable of. While most people might call me mad, I feel privileged to be able to do something amazing with such a great friend. The response from the public, money raised and support along the way will no doubt be extremely rewarding. I can’t wait!
 
The challenge will be supported by the wonderful team at Runderwear: Richard Edmonds and Jamie Smalley, who will be providing our beautiful, seamless and chafe free pink Runderwear. For every pink hipster brief or crop top that you buy, 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Pink Ribbon Foundation by Runderwear.
 
For further information please see their JustGiving page
Visit their Facebook page  
Or connect with the on Twitter & Instagram @ runningdutchie and  @mranger90
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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