Coogee Lions Club President Sari-Elle Kraemer is taking on the World’s Highest Marathon for Lions.
Since joining Lions in 2019, Sari-Elle has become particularly passionate about advocating for the work of the Australian Lions Foundation.
She has taken that commitment to new heights by taking on the World’s Highest Marathon as a fundraiser for Lions.
Sari-Elle has set a goal – to not only climb 17,598 feet above sea level to Everest Base Camp but to then also attempt to run a full 42.2 kms crisscrossing the high Sherpa trails of Khumbu Valley contending with freezing temperatures, low oxygen, and mountainous terrain.
In the lead up to running the World’s Highest Marathon in May 2024, Sari-Elle is seeking to raise $120,000 for the Australian Lions Foundation’s Compassionate Fund which provides grants to Lions Clubs to help assist Persons or Families in necessitous circumstances.
This may be by the provision of medical aids, equipment or cash to provide relief from hardship.
Sari-Elle has commenced training and will be clocking up the kilometres in coming months to prepare for this audacious challenge. She is currently running 60-80 kms a week and is participating in a number of races and events where she is proudly promoting Lions.
She recently ran the Sydney Marathon, will aim to complete the Mount Kosciuszko 50 km Ultra Marathon on 7th December and is looking to enter some more events in coming months to prepare for the World’s Highest Marathon in May 2024.
She’s planning to do some weekend runs out of Sydney in coming months so keep an eye out – she may be running in a community near you!
You can follow Sari-Elle’s journey on Facebook here.
Good luck, Sari-Elle!
How Lions Clubs and members can help
Help her reach her goal and make a donation online here.
Donations can also be made by EFT to the Australian Lions Foundation, with “Sari-Elle Appeal” as the reference:
Account Name: ALF Compassionate Fund
Reference: Sari-Elle Appeal
Donations over $2 are tax deductible and every dollar counts.