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The Gumpathon - 6 men... 8 weeks... 3,530 miles across America...and UK Gear will help get them there!

6 men... 8 weeks... 3,530 miles across America...
and UK Gear will help get them there!

“Momma always says there's an awful lot you could tell about a person by their shoes. Where they're going. Where they've been. I've worn lots of shoes.”
Forrest Gump


PT-1000 one-thousand mile road and trail running shoe

All 6 men and their support team will be wearing a pair of UK Gear's PT-1000, a one-thousand mile road and trail running shoe during the challenge. At every 1,000 mile mark, the Gumpathon runners will trade their running shoes for a new pair, further proving that the PT-1000's really are built to survive 1,000 miles.

UK Gear is honoured to be joining global brands such as Virgin Atlantic, Panasonic and Land Rover in support of the event. The launch will take place at USS Intrepid in New York City on 10th September, and has attracted phenomenal national and international media interest from BBC, Sky and ABC News to name but a few (be sure to catch us on the BBC Breakfast show this week).

The Team will also have a full time PR team with them on the journey who will be co-ordinating all media interviews and press events.

From 10th September – 11th November, 6 runners from the UK and USA, inspired by the hit movie Forrest Gump, will run from New York City to Los Angeles raising money for charities supporting injured servicemen on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Gumpathon Team
Left to right: SSgt James Mazzoni-Dalton (APTC), Marine Jamie Jobson, Mark Ormrod and CSgt Damian Todd RM

In honour and rememberance of lost colleagues these inspirational military men will cover 4 time zones, 3 deserts and 10 mountain ranges on this 63-day epic challenge.


UK Gear are proud to be the Official Footwear Sponsor of The Gumpathon and will be supporting and cheering them on every step of the way.

Go Gumpathon!


One of The Gumpathon Support Vehicles

Stay Informed:
Please make a donation on The Gumpathon website. To get a pair of PT-1000's go to the UK Gear website.

You can also Text2Donate:
To donate £5 in the UK text GUMP to 70800* - To
 donate $10 in the US text GUMP to 50555**

*UK - Text messages cost £5 plus one message at your standard network rate. The Gumpathon will receive a minimum of £4.76 from each message sent. (£4.48 from Virgin Mobile users). **USA - $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill/ deducted from your prepaid account. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Reply STOP to 5055 to stop. Full Terms:
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