It takes a lot of kit to take on a challenge like this and a lot of kit can cost a lot of money. Team Kingble have intended from the beginning that any funds they received would go only to charity and would not be used in any way towards the run itself. Consequently they’re bearing all the cost themselves.
Thankfully the tremendously helpful folk at a number of different companies have stepped in to help ease the load. They’ve provided clothes, shoes, bags and heaps of snacks to keep this show on the road.
In no particular order at all these are:
Hoka One One
Tahoe Trail Bars
The plan is simple…
…our adventurers will step out in self sufficient fashion. That is to say that they will be carry a tent, sleeping bags, cooking kit, the capacity to carry and filter water and enough supplies to feed them for the first few days. After that they will pretty much make things up as they go along. There is no support team following them around and nobody is going to be booking them accommodation and three course meals along the way. There is no entourage and no team sports masseuse for Team Kingble. They will accept the kindness of strangers when it presents itself but will only travel on foot and will otherwise fend for themselves.
There is no record attempt here. They’re just doing a big, ridiculous thing. Partly our of the spirit which drives people to do the things they’ve never tried before but mainly to raise some funds for their chosen charities and to hopefully inspire other people to do big, ridiculous things of their own.