Remember the star of The Unforgettable Run, Richard Bettles? Last year he completed the Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc, an ultramarathon run throughout the French, Italian and Swiss Alps regarded as one of the most difficult runs of all time. This was all done in the name of dementia research, raising nearly a thoursand hours of research time.
Well, Richard is back this year, and taking part in one of the most prestigious trail runs known to man. The Western States Endurance Run is a 161-kilometre (100 mile) race that takes part in California, with only 68% of its participants making it to the finish line in 2015. Richard is one of the 3% of applicants that have been chosen to take part this year, and he’s training to complete it in less than 24 hours.
He hopes to raise enough to fund 700 hours of dementia research, and he needs you to help make it happen. Join Richard and researchers in the ultimate Race Against Time, to help battle a disease that will take hold of nearly 1 million Australians by 2050.