“Always up for a challenge in his pink morph suit, he is the ideal individual, who can solve any issue – a Mr. Fixit you could say.”
If you are in some way involved in the local running scene then by now you have no doubt bumped into the Mysterious Murphy, dressed from Head to Toe in Pink. Having already run the half marathon twice, Murphy has been set his biggest challenge yet. In October he traveled to Budapest to take on the Spar Budapest Marathon. Apart from running double the distance, Murphy took on the international scene to help increase awareness on a more global scale. In return, he is hoping to reach his target of €1200 to be donated to Hospice Malta in 2018.
It was when we first teamed up with BRND WGN in 2016 that we had our ‘Eureka’ moment. We were able to make use of their Wagoneer in chief – Murphy (the mysterious man in the pink morph suit) and set him the challenge of running for a cause. BECAUSE WHAT STANDS OUT MORE THAN A MAN DRESSED FROM HEAD TO TOE IN PINK, RUNNING IN A CROWD! We set up an online campaign to encourage people to donate with the focus on MURPHY. As we had predicted, he built quite a reputation for himself participating in both the Malta Half Marathon as well as the BRND WGN & University Ring Road Races. Murphy was the talk of the town, everyone wanted to know who he was.
In 2017 he returned to take up the challenge of the Malta Half Marathon once again – his aim was to break his own personal record and he even had his own mini support crew to help him get there. For the second time round efforts didn’t go unnoticed and we are pleased to announce that last year a total of €3,200 was raised from the entire event and donated to Hospice Malta.
We are extremely grateful to all those who supported this worthy cause.
As always we are looking to reach new heights with each edition. We hope that you will all support us once again!