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£10,060.00 of £50,000 target +£1,664.00 Gift Aid See breakdown

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1 year ago



+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Hi Kieran. Just read the story of your journey in Runners World. Outstanding achievement and done solo. Know what you mean about the dogs!

1 year ago



Read your story in Runners World magazine and it was an inspirational piece. Not only showing the powers of human endurance, but the kindness of strangers even when they don’t have a great deal to give. Fantastic job!

1 year ago



+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Incredible achievement for such an important cause.

1 year ago

Loz and Lucy


+ £15.00 Gift Aid

Honestly Unc, we could not be more proud of you. You really are a hero. We love you so so much! x

1 year ago



+ £2.50 Gift Aid

1 year ago

Keith Isaacs


1 year ago

Ciril Rus


1 year ago



Listening to the podcast now. Incredible effort.

1 year ago



+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Amazing achievement

1 year ago



+ £12.50 Gift Aid

What an inspirational journey Kieran!! A huge well done to you and to Nadia and Riley too! Love, Mandy, Kimi & Javi

Running the Danube Sea to Source: 2,000 miles in 2 months

Kieran Alger is raising money for Starfish Greathearts Foundation, Save the Children, Unicef UK, Fara Foundation and MAGIC BREAKFAST

My story

A world record attempt to become the first person to run Europe's Danube river – solo – from sea to source. Approximately 1,700 miles, or a marathon a day for 60-something days. I'll carry all my own kit, including camping gear.

From my research I don't think this has ever been done before. The route will take me from the Black Sea in Romania, through Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and finish at the Danube's source in Donauschingen in Germany.

I'm doing this run to raise money to support projects that can help improve the life chances of poverty-impacted children worldwide. Every child deserves the best chance at life, regardless of the circumstances they are born into. The charities I have chosen to support are a mix of global and local, with Fara working in Romania. I felt it important to support people in the countries I will visit. The charities are also at the forefront of the response to the war in Ukraine. I've also chosen one charity that does incredible work helping children in the UK start their school day with full tummies.

Thank you for checking out my page. Making a donation is fast, easy and secure thanks to Give as you Live Donate. They'll take your donation and pass it onto Starfish Greathearts Foundation, Save the Children, Unicef UK, Fara Foundation and MAGIC BREAKFAST.

My updates

1 year ago

Thanks to everyone who supported me on this journey and to everyone who kindly donated to help vulnerable children worldwide have a better chance to follow their dreams. I'm blown away by the kindness, generosity and response. Amazing to raise so much money. Thanks again!

Image uploaded with update

1 year ago

Stage 67, the final miles of this incredible journey from Mulheim an der Donau to Donaueschingen and the source of the River Danube were emotional from the start. And every bit as wonderful as I'd hoped.⁣

From the moment I hugged my family crew in the small square and set off down into the misty valley, to running into the town where the Danube rises, this was a perfect run. Not the prettiest perhaps, but still very beautiful with perfect cycle paths cutting through the wide open plains. The now familiar forested hillsides and occasional villages off in the distance, church bells ringing.⁣

The weather was ideal. Bright sunshine and big blue skies but not the crazy heat I've experience so many times along this 1,848 mile journey. ⁣

I ran free. I tried to soak up every second, drink in the views, enjoy the last steps of what has been a mind-blowing adventure. ⁣

I took a few moments to stop and sit and think about all the things I've been through, all the people who've helped me. All the support I've been given. All the people who've helped me achieve my dream. I ran the miles on the foundations those people built for me.⁣

This one went by quicker than many of the previous 66 runs. I felt like I was flying through the German countryside, the skinnier Danube shrinking still all the way into Dounaueschingen.⁣

The final mile took me past the confluence of the Berg and the Brigach, the two rivers that flow into the Danube, through a stunning park and then out over one last bridge before tackling the steps down to the monument – a kind of well – where the Danube rises. ⁣

After 67 days, 1,489 miles, 410 hours of running, surrounded by my family I reached the source. A dream complete. I can now say I conquered the Danube from sea to source. The first person to run this mighty river. Thanks for coming with me.⁣

If this journey has inspired you, please hit the link in my bio and donate a little to help vulnerable children have a better chance to fulfil their dreams.

1 year ago

Hello from Germany. I'm just a week away from completing my attempt to be the first person to run the Danube river from sea to source. Seven 30 mile runs left to go. Here's a video update from Day 60 of running Europe's second biggest river.

A huge thanks to all who've donated so far. Your support is hugely appreciated.

2 years ago

With less than a week to go, the kit list is finalised! One pack, 8kg of gear to survive 70 days! 😱🙈

2 years ago

With a squeaky-bum 57 days until I start my plod along the Danube from Sea to Source, here's a little training update. And a window into how I'm preparing to run 2,000 miles in 70 days...

And a massive thanks to everyone who has generously donated so far.

My 5 charities

Starfish Greathearts Foundation

Charity number: 1093862

Save the Children

Charity number: 213890

Unicef UK

Charity number: 1072612

Fara Foundation

Charity number: 1139349


Charity number: 1102510

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