Peter wants to do his Ultra Run for Charity in order to raise funds to help children suffering from cleft lip and palate living in Malaysia. Many families there simply cannot afford to pay for an operation that would transform their child’s future.
In Europe and America, we are almost unaware of this condition because the correction of cleft lip and palate is a routine operation carried out in the first year of a child’s life. If left untreated, it can have a disastrous effect on a child, making both education and social acceptance very difficult.
Over the past 14 years, roughly more than 12,000 Malaysian children have been born with cleft lip or cleft palate.
The Race: The North Face Courmayeur Champex Chamonix : longer and higher!
The 2008 edition will take place on the 29th and 30th of August.
In comparison with the 2007 course, it has been lengthened by 12 km. Main modifications include the crossing of different villages surrounding Courmayeur where the race starts and heads in the direction of Val Ferret (La Saxe, Entrèvres, Planpincieux). The first 7 kilometres will take place for the most part on little roads enabling the platoon to better stretch out. The climb to Bertone will take place via the path which leaves from Planpincieux, then will continue until the summit of Mont de la Saxe, with the passage through the Tête de la Tronche at 2,581m (the latest and highest point on the course). This is followed by the descent onto the Col Sapin. From there, runners will be going down via the Val d’Armina to get back on the 2007 course just before the Bonatti Refuge.