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Yahoo! Runners Raise Money for a Good Cause

Posted: 20th of December, 2012

This October, our London’s AdOps and AdTech departments took part in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. In total, our Yahoo runners have raised almost £3,000 to help improve the lives of people with cancer!

Team leader Sheraz Khan encouraged staff to sign up after completing it himself in previous years. "I’d done the run twice before and really found it rewarding," he said. "I thought it would be a great team-building event for both departments and a good way to raise money for charity."


Group photo of some of the runners    

The race, which took place on Sunday, October 7, passed through four of the capital's most beautiful royal parks: Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park and Green Park. Participants also took in historic landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament.

Training for the event had been a big challenge for the team - six of them had never taken part in any running event before! But everyone made it across the finish line. "The sun was shining, the atmosphere was great, and knowing we were doing this for a good cause really helped us through the pain, the blisters and worn-out trainers," said Sheraz. "In the end we raised £2,700 - way above our target."

Congrats to the team: Cat To, Frank Sykes, Herbert Dazo, Isabel Pericas, Jenny Thomson, Jonny Wright, Kate Ivens, Kryshna Popat, Paolo Mariani, Sheraz Khan