Marathon Quest

Revised and Updated

By (author): Martin Parnell
ISBN 9781771602563
Softcover | Publication Date: March 5, 2018
Book Dimensions: 5.75 in x 7.75 in
192 Pages
$25.00 CAD

About the Book

An engaging and incredible true story detailing the early days of Martin Parnell’s dream to share the healing power of sport with disadvantaged children around the world.

In 2005, during a four-month cycling trip through Africa, Martin Parnell was struck by the power of sport and its ability to bring people together and bring about change. Five years later the 55-year-old mining engineer, husband, father and grandfather dedicated a year of his life to run 250 marathons with the aim of raising $250,000 for the charity Right To Play, an international humanitarian organization that reaches out to disadvantaged children around the world. In the end, Martin’s “Marathon Quest 250” raised $320,000 for the charity, and he personally visited 60 schools, inspiring thousands of children to get active in order to help the less fortunate at home and abroad.

In Marathon Quest, Martin gives honest and often humorous insight into why an ordinary person would attempt to do something extraordinary, pushing themselves to the limit, both mentally and physically, in pursuit of their goal to make the world a better place.

About the Author(s)

Martin Parnell started his “Quests for Kids” initiative in 2010 after a 25-year career in the mining industry. Over the next five years he completed 10 “Quests.” These included running 250 marathons in one year, setting five Guinness World Records and summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in 21 hours. By the end of 2014, over $1.3-million had been raised for the humanitarian organization Right To Play and 27,000 children had been given the gift of hope. Martin is a professional speaker and the author of Running to the Edge (RMB, 2016) and Marathon Quest – Revised & Updated (RMB, 2017). Martin Parnell lives in Cochrane, Alberta.