Patron of Snowdonia Marathon Eryri charity partner Tenovus, and former Welsh rugby star, Rupert Moon will be swapping his rugby boots for his running shoes this October as he performs the race sweeping duties at the event.
Rupert was the special guest starter at the race in 2017 and stayed until the very last runner crossed the finish line, handing out drinks and foil blankets.
“I’m very proud to have been involved with Tenovus Cancer Care since the early 90’s! As an active Patron, I try to help wherever possible from singing with the incredible “Sing with Us” choirs to hosting the celebratory and emotional Lovelight Concerts in North Wales to blowing the starter horn!!
“I feel very fortunate to have been invited to help so many wonderful and brave people, the experiences and memories to date have been incredible. It is very humbling to see the effort that people will go to so that others may be supported and helped either by an arm around the shoulder or amazing fundraising feats like running this spectacular marathon!”
Having witnessed the race last year Rupert felt inspired to return this year and get even closer to the race by running at the back, inspiring runners to finish the event.
“The numbers speak for themselves, the race always sells out in record time and has raised more than £61k to date! I’ve witnessed the most fantastic determination by all involved first hand, combined with the big family team spirit, makes this one of the most inspirational events in the world!
“In my experience Tenovus Cancer Care staff in and out of the hospital environment demonstrate the highest professionalism with superb sensitivity, empathy, energy with a smile in very challenging circumstances.
“Thanks to you the runners, supporters, volunteers and the brilliant organisers for doing what you do year on year! Pob lwc one and all, I will be supporting you from the back!”
You can follow Rupert on social media and keep up with his journey at this year’s race by using the #behindyoualltheway