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Mission CX Sponsor Marathon Man Gary McKee – 365 Marathons in 365 Days

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West Coast Cumbria’s marathon-a-day man Gary McKee pledged to run a marathon every single day for 365 days, in memory of his late father. Gary McKee from Cleator Moor Cumbria began his challenge on 1 January 2022. Since setting off on his challenge, he has run through rain, wind and snow, gone through over 25 pairs of trainers, burnt over 1.3 million calories, and has so far raised over £200k for Hospice at Home West Cumbria and Macmillan Cancer Support. When Gary’s challenge is successfully completed, he will have run more than 9,500 miles. He fits in the daily runs around his work shifts at the Sellafield nuclear site. Gary is now so famous locally that Ennerdale Craft Brewery has launched a Marathon Man IPA, with all proceeds going towards the causes he supports.

Mission CX sponsored Gary on marathon day 321/365, on Thursday 17th November 2022. Our Managing Director Ben Slater,  joined him for part of his run and the whole Mission CX team hit the streets of Cleator Moor to spur on this remarkable man, who is on a mission to raise £1,000,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and Hospice at Home West Cumbria

“We had a truly inspiring morning with Gary and his team. So many take aways. The importance of team and community when undertaking such a monumental task. The vision, grit and resilience of an individual, that can make such a huge difference to so many in need. The immense value of a ‘role model’ and an ‘anything is possible’ mindset to all in our communities but in particular our youth. The short distance I ran with Gary and his team, gave a real context and perspective to what is a mind-bending undertaking. A real privilege to be involved and to contribute. As key sponsors, we want to support Gary as much as we can by sharing the phenomenal work he’s doing as far and wide as possible.’ Ben Slater, Managing Director, Mission CX

“A shout out to our sponsor Mission CX, whose values of Unity, Integrity and Innovation shine through everything they do. Mission CX pledge 1% of their staff’s time each year to support charitable or community initiatives like my 365 marathons in 365 days campaign. Not only are they sponsoring, but Ben Slater, Managing Director of Mission CX joined me on my run! Great to see a local SME doing so much for the wider community! Thank you for sponsoring.” Gary McKee, Marathon Man

Let’s help get Gary to his milestone. You can support Gary’s challenge by visiting

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