Parkrunner raises Deafblind awareness ahead of London Marathon

Rachel Efetha

This morning’s Bedford Parkrun will be a completely new experience for marathon hopeful, Rachel Efetha, as she’ll be running the 5km course in a blindfold and ear defenders.

The aim is to simulate being Deafblind and to raise awareness of the charity she’s running for.

“I’m running the London Marathon for Deafblind UK and as part of my fundraising am doing a cake sale at Bedford Parkrun on Saturday,” said Rachel.

Rachel Efetha

“I’m also going to be participating in the 5k in a blindfold and ear defenders to simulate being Deafblind (with an experienced guide) to create some publicity for this small charity.”

We wish Rachel all the best for the run – and after they cross the finishing line, the other Parkrunners definitely deserve a treat from her cake stall.