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£9,940.00 of £50,000 target +£1,639.00 Gift Aid See breakdown

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1 week ago


£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

1 week ago

Keith Isaacs


1 week ago

Ciril Rus


1 week ago



Listening to the podcast now. Incredible effort.

2 weeks ago


£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Amazing achievement

2 weeks ago


£50.00 + £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

3 weeks ago

Rob McGarr

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

You're a beast!

3 weeks ago



What an achievement, Kieran! A real inspiration :)

3 weeks ago

Louise Grinsdale

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Amazing effort - congratulations!

3 weeks ago


£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Absolutely awesome! Well done mate.

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

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

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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 month 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 month 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.

3 months ago

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

5 months 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.

Kieran Alger is fundraising for 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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