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Steve Sammut Nurminen’s epic 365Km charity run across Sicily supported by Plan H

We aim to collect €10,000 in aid of DrKlown


Hey guys! I’m Steve. When I’m not at my desk working, you can be sure to find me outdoors running for a good few hours everyday – I find that running is like therapy or meditation, I’m very much at one with my surroundings.

I only took up running consistently during the Pandemic and had soon found my passion for running longer distances, pushing myself to go further and further each time. It wasn’t easy at first – my mind was not yet strong enough to push my body further than it could go and at times I found this very discouraging.

However, with a little consistency and persistence, within a year I found myself planning a 110km run across the length of Malta three times at a go – little did I imagine that I would accomplish such a run within only one year, and this only encouraged me to set a bigger goal.

Fast forward one year, and this coming July, I will be running the biggest distance I have ever covered – possibly ever attempted by a Maltese person – where I’ll be running 365km from one side of Sicily to the other, starting in Siracusa and ending in Trapani.

Many people ask me why I set myself up for such challenges and this is probably the hardest question to answer. In the 2 years which I have been running, ultra running has given me the opportunity to challenge my body & mind like never before and I have learnt a lot about myself which I can apply to my everyday life.

But it doesn’t end there. I am a big advocate for mental health and I use my runs to raise awareness around this topic and at the same time help out any local charitable organisations as much as I can – it is amazing how sports can give us an opportunity to help those who are in need.

This time around I will be running for a local NGO, DrKlown, aiming to collect an amount of EUR10,000 in order to offer support for their super worthy cause.

Please visit the link below for further details:

https://gogetfunding.com/365km-run-across-sicily-powered-by-pragmatic-play/

Thank you all for your support. I look forward to sharing my journey with you over the coming weeks and I cannot wait to take on this

Steve Sammut Nurminen

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