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Oct 7, 2013

Peace Train marathon runners raise $20K

LONDON | Eleven Seeds of Peace supporters in the UK ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon on October 6, raising over $20,000 for Seeds of Peace programs. The group, calling themselves the ‘Peace Train,’ trained regularly at 4 a.m. for the race. Three of the runners are Seeds of Peace UK Steering Committee members.

“Getting to Mile 11 my knees practically gave out on me,” said runner Matthew Courey. “I looked in front of me and noticed that a lot of runners included ‘in memory of’ on the backs of the t-shirts. I thought of Asel Asleh, and ran my fastest 2 miles of the race to finish it.”

“We had beautiful weather, a great team, and a successful all around effort,” said Courey. “It was inspiring to see such a committed, diverse group of London Seeds of Peace supporters pushing themselves hard to raise support and awareness of our work.”

The Peace Train team included:

Henry Brennan Matthew Courey Garrie Crowther
Basil Eggenschwyler Matthew Gibbs Lina Khayatt
Benjamin Ney Davoud Thomas Rees Jennifer Silander
Meredith Snizek


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