Many celebrities run marathons to raise funds and donate to a cause of their choosing. Whether it is to help raise awareness, show support, or simply doing it for fun, getting involved in charity allows celebrities to show the type of human they are to the world. Here are some celebrities who love to run and donate.
In 2008, the famous “Deadpool” actor ran a marathon in New York City to raise money and awareness on Parkinson’s disease. Ryan’s journey in the marathon was 3:50:22, which is not bad for a non-professional athlete like him.
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea started running in 2010 and has raised money for music institutions like the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. Christopher McDougall’s book “Born to run” inspired him to start a daily-running lifestyle, taking his body to levels he did not know were possible.
Gabriele Grunewald was Chip’s inspiration to start running. He soon realized that running is hard on the body but as he says, running “is a mental fight”. After completing the Silo district marathon, he helped to raise over $250,000 for cancer research.
The actor is a fan of marathons and half-marathons, as he has attended the Ironman triathlon. He has a nonprofit organization called the Run3rd Alliance, which has helped many with professional development. Also, he has a free program for America’s elementary schools.
Bear Grylls is well known for his Bear Adventures programs since he was in military training. For his TV beginnings, he had to physically prepare and run to save his life. He has also run in marathons like the New York City marathon, where the money is raised for charities.
Running is a very healthy habit, helps the regeneration of the body, and makes us feel better about ourselves and in connection with nature. Also, if it’s about helping others while we execute it, then it’s worth the effort.
Follow the example of these five celebrities and start helping others while improving your overall lifestyle. Ready to run?