This December, two dedicated supporters of TGF will be undertaking a breathtaking feat, to raise funds to go towards life changing programming in Chi Kraeng district. Matthew Pocock and Mark Ferguson, UK nationals living in Singapore, will run from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap – a distance of over 330km. Upon reaching Siem Reap, they will run the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon, where they will be joined by a number of TGF staff. This is an unprecedented run, with no evidence of it having been done before.

Village life in Chi Kraeng

In late 2016, Mark attended a TGF fundraising event in Singapore, and was moved to take action when he heard of the needs of rural Cambodian communities. Together, Mark and Matt brainstormed, and came up with the idea to do this run. They aim to cover over 50km each day, over 6 days, arriving in Siem Reap in time to run the Angkor Wat Half Marathon. Manulife are kindly providing a support vehicle with a medical team, Khmer translator, and local guide. On their way, Mark and Matt will be running almost 50km through Chi Kraeng, seeing some of the 59 villages where TGF works. They will get to see first hand the needs of local communities, the impact TGF makes, and where the money they raise will be going.

The Challenge finishes with the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon, which traces a route around Siem Reap’s Angkorian Temples

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