Marathon fundraiser Emma passes halfway mark

A woman who has vowed to run a dozen marathons in aid of a local charity has completed her seventh.

Having finished the Loch Ness Marathon on 1 October, fundraiser, Emma Vaccaro, is part the half-way mark as part of her ‘12 Marathons in 12 Months’ campaign.

Moray Road Runner member, Emma took part in last year’s Dramathon to raise funds for local outdoor and adventure charity, Outfit Moray, and enjoyed the experience so much that she decided to do twelve marathons in twelve months to mark turning 40.

Emma, who is completely self-supported through this challenge, has already completed events including the Virtual London Marathon, Edinburgh Marathon, Speyside Way Ultra and the iconic Loch Ness Marathon, but still has the Dramathon, Dava Way 50k, Verona Marathon and Moray Marathon to go.

Emma said: “I chose Outfit Moray as, being a parent and also a cub leader, I have seen the amazing work Outfit Moray does to help change the lives of young people, by offering a range of outdoor activities and residentials that Moray young people can take part in, especially those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged.”

“I’m really excited to have managed seven marathons but there’s been some challenges, including being injured in the Sunset Running Festival when a cyclist ran into me on the first lap. I did try and keep running, but I was in too much pain and had to retire, which was really disappointing, but I did an extra virtual run later when I had recovered.”

“I have had so much support during my challenge and am gaining so much more confidence as a runner, so much so that I have decided to finish with my biggest challenge yet; the Moray Coastal 50 on 11 May.  This is be a 50-mile challenge, which is further than I have run before, but I am hoping people will be inspired by my effort and sponsor me, as I would like to raise as much money as possible for Outfit Moray”

Outfit Moray fundraiser, Karen Cox added: “We have been blown away by Emma’s incredible stamina; she’s remained positive throughout her challenge, even when she was injured during a race in the summer.  She’s also been blogging about her journey on her Facebook page, ‘Emma’s 12 Marathons in 12 Months’, and we’re really hoping more people will visit her page and support her as she deserves a huge cheering squad for her herculean efforts.

To keep up with Emma’s amazing story and to find a link to her Facebook page, please visit

At the time of writing, Emmas has raises £530 of her £1000 target, and you can also donate at: