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I’m an ultra runner, explorer, and an adventure. I believe in leaving a legacy.

If I’m lucky enough to get to the point in life when I’m old and grey, chatting with my grandchildren I want to know I’ve explored every inch of the planet. I want to have exhausted every ounce of my potential, challenged myself beyond what is comprehensible and leave the planet knowing I did everything in my power to make the best use of my time; to love, to work hard, and to spend as little time as possible in the so-called comfort zone. I believe that it’s the crazy things, the things that no one is doing, and the things that we’re afraid to do… which are in fact exactly that which leaves a positive mark on the world.

I want to leave the world better than I found it. By exploring, being appreciative, pushing myself to my limits, and never sitting back and saying I’ve finished. This trip will hopefully inspire young minds, old minds, any minds; that we can all do our bit to value the time we have on this wonderful planet. Even if our ‘bit’ is just being grateful for today.

Tomorrow is a maybe, today is a privilege, let’s go make the most of today.

 
 
196 Countries
196 Marathons
692 Days
8 Records
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Why?

Kevin Webber

I met a man in the desert! This extraordinary man was not only one of the most positive and happy people I've ever met but he made a huge impact on me and how I live my life. Kevin has terminal prostate cancer and was given as little as just two years to live. This trip is for him. I hope to return after 18 months having raised over £250,000 for the charity Prostate Cancer UK and helped shout about how men need to get themselves checked. Sometimes there are no obvious signs. Help me make Kev proud. READ ABOUT KEV HERE

 
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When?

January 6th, 2018

The trip will take 18 months, 550 days to be exact. I'll spend minimal time in some countries and longer in others. On average I'll spend just 60 hours per country. I will return home on 10th July 2019 with thousands of photos, memories, stories and publicity for the charity.

With your help, we can reach the £250,000 target.

Please get involved and support

VIEW THE FULL ITINERARY HERE

 
 
 
 
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Who?

Nick Butter

Just me. I will leave my friends and family behind, cross borders into war zones, venture into the extreme climates such as Antarctica, and no doubt have some pretty emotional ups and downs along the way. I love running, but this is pushing it.

My team are what makes this possible. I have around 30 members contributing to the success of this journey and I really couldn't do this without them. Some would argue the logistical challenges far outweigh the physical.

To my team; thank you, thank you, a million times, thank you.

READ THE BLOG HERE

 
 
 
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What?

A World First

It's never been done. So let's give it a try. The idea is to run a full marathon distance in every country on the planet. There are currently 196 official countries in the world as identified by the United Nations.

Starting in London, I'll make my way around the globe, documenting everything from race prep, the people I meet, and the incredible culture I’ll experience. My hope is that friendly folk from each country will join me on my marathon days, run with me, support the journey and raise awareness for Prostate Cancer UK. I'm appealing to the extra friendly people of the world to give me a bed for the night. If you want to help then please get in touch.

There are a number of world firsts and records to be broken. Let's see what happens. By the time I return home after over 550 days on the road, I hope to have set the world record for the first person to run a marathon in every country on earth.

CHECK OUT THE LATEST EXPEDITION PHOTOS HERE

 
 

Itinerary

The interactive map below shows every location Nick will be visiting including; what day, what time, how long he spends in each country, and which city he will be running in. Nick would love for you to join him on a run, or if you can, give him a bed for the night. Zoom in and out of the map to show more or less detail. If you click a country Nick has already completed the icon will be green, and you'll be able to read the blog post about that specific country and view the photos and videos from Nick's time in each place.

Meet Nick at the airport. Please get in touch by emailing runningtheworld196@nickbutter.com if you'd like to meet Nick, have a photo, chat about running, or just wish him good luck. (He'd also always welcome some Chocolate) Don't forget, please use the buttons below to donate where you can. Every penny will help stop men dying from Prostate Cancer. You can also view the latest stats by clicking the button below. Nick is estimated to burn over 1,000,000 calories.

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Get Involved | Run WITH ME

If you're a runner, or just want to support there are so many ways you can help. If you fancy a little jog, Nick would love to hear from you. You don't have to be fast, and you certainly don't have to run a full marathon. If you're 5 or 105 you can sign up to come and run with Nick in any country on the planet. See where Nick is using the button below, check out the Itinerary above and complete the 'Run with Nick form' The community element of this journey is something Nick is extremely passionate about. The idea is to connect with as many schools, families, runners and individuals as possible.

If you don't want to venture too far from home, and instead run in your local area, Nick has a Virtual Challenge where you can sign up to run 196 miles, either in a few weeks or over a few years. Sign up, run your 196 by the time Nick gets back and you'll receive a medal and certificate. It costs £25 and it all supports Prostate Cancer UK.

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Marathon 35 - North Korea, Pyongyang. Running The World 196
Marathon 34 - Peru, Lima. Running The World 196
Marathon 33 - Bolivia, La Paz. Running The World 196
Marathon 32 - Chile, Santiago. Running The World 196
Marathon 31 - Paraguay, Asuncion. Running The World 196
Marathon 30 - Uruguay, Montevideo. Running The World 196
Marathon 28 - Brazil, Rio de Janero. Running The World 196
Marathon 27 - Suriname, Paramaribo. Running The World 196
Marathon 26 - Guyana, Georgetown. Running The World 196
Marathon 25 - Venezuela, Caracas. Running The World 196
Marathon 23 - Panama, Panama Canal. Running The World 196
Marathon 22 - Costa Rica, San Jose. Running The World 196
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T-SHIRTS

Help support the expedition by purchasing the OFFICAL Running The World 196 expedition top. Thanks to 'Do Sport Live' Nick can provide short or long sleeve top quality wicking tops. Nick is living in these tops day and night (you get a clean one if you ask nicely). These tops are great day-to-day lounge gear, make great base layers, and you can run in them too.

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Without your donations, this trip would be worthwhile. Please text NRTW89 £10 to 70070 to donate via just giving. You'll also have the option to add gift aid free of charge. This gives an extra 25% to charity. Give £10 and you'll provide £12.50 to Prostate Cancer UK to help stop men dying. Protate Cancer kills over 11,000 men in the UK every year. Or if you're reading this, just click DONATE and be taken straight to the Just Giving page.

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Virtual Challenge Sign Up

The Running The World 196 Virtual Challenge is your chance to get involved and show your support for all who those who have been touched by this horrific disease. We are challenging you to run 196 miles (1 for every country) over the course of the 550 days that I am doing the challenge.

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