Over 50 gamers and individuals from the games industry came together on Sunday to run the British 10k and raise money for games charity SpecialEffect.
All the members of the SpecialEffect team completed the course, despite temperatures that touched 30 degrees. Their runners included Johnny Minkley, who ran the entire race in a cardboard box, and Samantha Key, who finished as one of the top 100 women.
"I can't thank the runners enough," said Dr Mick Donegan, the charity's CEO. "It was very humbling to see so many supporters pushing themselves to the limit to help gamers with disabilities. The 10k is a very important annual event for us, and the money raised is going to go a long, long way."
The total raised so far for the charity is approaching £15,000
Image attached: Some of the runners celebrating in Trafalgar Square after the race.
Since 2007, our mission here at Special Effect has been to enable anyone, whatever their disability, to enjoy computer games and leisure technology.
To help meet our goals for this year, we've partnered with some stellar community artists to put together three great items for Team Fortress 2. If voted in by the community, 99% of the profits for these items will go towards helping people get back into the games they love.
If you're interested in learning more about what we do or want to check out some of the stories of people we've worked with, check us out at our website!