A Sunderland man will run the Marathon Des Sables in Morocco to raise money for charity Between April 3 and April 13.
Comprising six marathons in six days, Ric Hallikeri will endure the 50-degree heat of the Sahara Desert attempting to raise £5,000 for Grace House in Southwick.
He says of the task: “The more I raise the more determined I will be!”
However, the businessman, who develops solar panel technology, remains positive. He said: “I’ve completed a few 10k runs,” and states that now he has taken up running he can run around with his children without being out of breath.
The father of two has already raised £2,810 (£3,096.25 including Gift Aid), and hopes to reach his goal before the event.
If you would like to sponsor Ric, you can here.