We are one week closer to the 2019 NYC Marathon which takes plays on Sunday, November 3, 2019! As an official community charity, Play Rugby has been given the opportunity to sponsor five runners. Not only is each runner taking on the challenge of completing the marathon but pledging to raise at least $2,500 in support of our vision: To Create a Better World Through Rugby! We hope you will consider making a donation to our marathon team and offer words of encouragement through their fundraising page.
To aid their efforts, we’ve been featuring our runners. This week, we have Warwick!
Name: Warwick Sinclair
Fundraising Page: https://support.playrugbyusa.com/fundraiser/2219022
Home: I live on the Gold Coast, on Australia’s East Coast. We enjoy perfect weather, amazing beaches and rainforest surroundings. 650,000 people live here and 13 million people visit us annually.
Profession: I manage media for the city’s local authority, keeping a positive outlook on our city and its people.
Reason for running the NYC Marathon on behalf of Play Rugby: I’ve had an amazing life, enjoying 29 years of marriage and raising two fantastic kids who are now well into adulthood. So it’s a privilege to give back to others, however and wherever I can. That’s where Play Rugby fits in. Helping less fortunate youth get into college is an amazing concept. So I jumped at the chance to assist when a dear friend of mine, Milena, offered her NYC Marathon spot.
My “road to NY” is via the World Ironman championships. On October 12, I’ll dive into the ocean off Kona, Hawaii, for a 2.6 mile swim, then jump on my race TT bike for a 112 mile cycle across the Big Island before running a 26 mile marathon. That’s World Ironman and it’s brutal, especially given Kona is around 35 degrees Celsius at that time.
Three weeks later to the day, I’m running the NYC Marathon to help raise awareness of Play Rugby. And despite my legs being jelly by then, it’ll all be worth it.
Expectations for this exciting fundraising experience: At 55, the challenge ahead is to stay injury free … and remind myself why we do these crazy pursuits — because we can.