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Jamie Ramsay’s #ForrestGumpFinish

UPDATE: Pics from the #ForrestGumpFinish can be found in our ‘Jamie is running’ Facebook album here – find your face! http://bit.ly/Jamieisrunning 

We asked you to show your support for CALM’s very own ‘Forrest Gump’ Jamie Ramsay, who, on 30th December, finished running the length of the Americas (c.17,000 km) in aid of CALM, and you did; you sent out big ups and mucho love to the scotsman in true CALM spirit – nice work!

Now how about jogging into central London to the final finish line with the man himself for his #ForrestGumpFinish…

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Jamie will be flying back from Buenos Aires to Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport on the 10th of January 2016 and at 10am, having tied his laces and reassembled the running stroller, he will be starting the final stage of his expedition – running to College Gardens, near the Houses of Parliament in Westminster!

He says, “the run will total about 30km and will be at a nice leisurely pace and I hope to arrive at College Green at approximately 3pm. If anyone would like to join me I would be thrilled to have you along for this final stage. You don’t have to run the whole way… if you would prefer a shorter run then come and meet us for the final bit from Hyde Park Corner. You will be able to track our progress live HERE.”

Jamie will be aiming to arrive at Hyde Park Corner at around 2pm. Here’s his route: https://goo.gl/maps/798RdqBuagA2

If you intend to run then please let Jamie know by email on [email protected] so we have a rough idea of numbers for logistics!

You can donate to CALM in via Jamie’s fundraising page here: http://bit.ly/1PiYDmt

To update you, Jamie did manage to increase his average daily mileage in order to get to Buenos Aires in time to spend NYE with his girlfriend (ahhhhhhhh).

The encouragement of friends, family and in-awe supporters have been what’s kept him going over the past year, so let’s do our bit to welcome him back to the UK in style.

“There are times when the running can be overwhelming, the desert daunting or the magnitude of the whole experience just plain scary. However, while you can feel alone it is reassuring to remember that there are always people there to support you, wishing you well or helping in some way. The support I am getting from friends, family, complete strangers…is amazing.”

You can tweet him messages of support @jamieisrunning or via his Facebook page.

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