# Sponsor me to run the London marathon (almost) barefoot I will be running in this year’s London Marathon, and to be honest, I’ve left the fundraising quite late. I am running to raise money for the NSPCC, which is a fantastic charity that does great work. This is my first marathon, although I’ve run 2 half marathon’s previously. As if that wasn’t enough of a challenge, I’ll be running it barefoot…. sort of. Instead of running in cushioned trainers, I will be running the marathon in minimalist footwear that does little more than stop my feet getting cut on sharp stones. ![[tumblr_inline_mjxm1tIQGd1qz4rgp.jpg|Vibram Five Fingers]] You can find out more about barefoot and minimalist running on Wikipedia: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barefoot_running](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barefoot_running) I am looking to reach a sponsorship goal of £2,000 so please sponsor me anything you can spare. To sponsor me, please visit [http://keef.me/barefoot-sponsor](http://keef.me/barefoot-sponsor) or you can text `KEEF55` and an amount to 70070. For example, sending the following text: `KEEF55 £10` to 70070 would sponsor me for £10 and be much appreciated.