Chris Garidis died unexpectedly in February 2014 at the age of 32. His brother Steve remembers what happened: “Seven months ago my irrepressible, irreverent, irreplaceable little brother Chris died suddenly. He was always surprising us. Every day I wish I could laugh with him again.”
In honour of Chris, Steve and two of Chris’s best friends, Alex and George, will be running the ‘classic marathon’ on 9 November 2014 from Marathon to Athens in Greece.
“’Challenging’ and ‘Greek’ could describe both the run and Chris,” said Steve. “No doubt he would have particularly enjoyed the fact that this marathon is largely uphill. And no, we won’t be running it naked like the original marathoner Pheidippides… (No one wants that!)”
Steve, Alex and George will be raising money for World Land Trust, a charity that they say encapsulates Chris’s love of wildlife and adventurous places.
Steve explains: “Chris loved all kinds of wild animals, in particular primates such as gorillas and chimpanzees and he went to incredible lengths to see them in their natural environment. World Land Trust directly tackles the biggest threat for endangered species like these – loss of habitat – and I know Chris would have approved.”
Together the fundraisers have already raised more than £2,300. Please support their commitment to honour Chris’s memory.
Donate in memory
- To support the Greek Marathon runners go to www.justgiving.com/originalgreek
- To support the New York City Marathon runner go to www.justgiving.com/Ben-Keizner
In memory of Chris Garidis, born 16 June 1981, died 24 February 2014.