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1,000 Mile Run for one North Yorkshire Firefighter

4th February 2019

Starting on the 2nd August 2019 Watch Manager Justin Rowe from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (based at Malton fire station), will be running from Bar Harbor, Maine to the United States Marine Corps War Memorial Arlington County in Virginia.

He will be running unsupported for a distance of approximately 1,000 miles over 44 days, pulling a Burley Nomad Trailer carrying all of his equipment.

The run will see him making his way through nine eastern states following the Atlantic Coast Cycle Route, and will take him through national parks, small towns and cities.

A number of fire departments are kindly providing him with rest and lodgings along the route. All the money he raises will go to Allied Forces Foundation supporting injured military veterans and their carers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Justin served with HM Forces (Army) for 12 years and is due to retire from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service in March after 21 years’ service.

He has been running and fundraising in the UK and USA for the over 20 years, during 2013, he was part of a team of four firefighters that ran to all of the 215 fire houses in the 5 Boroughs of New York City. The team ran a total of 376 miles in 7 days with support from Fire Department New York and raising money for the Stephen Siller Tunnel 2 Towers Foundation.

If you would be interested in sponsoring Justin you can do so at:

Justin said: “I would like to say a big thank you to my main sponsors Providence UK & Burley USA. I would also like to thank everyone else who has supported my fundraising over the years.


The Allied Forces Foundation, Inc. (AFF) is a British-American foundation established to recognize and further the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom, working to raise awareness and funding for allied wounded and their families affected by the conflicts of Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Foundations Causes: Participation in challenges to promote physical and mental recovery. Support for families of wounded ill and injured. Promotes awareness and support of sufferers of post traumatic stress and non-visible injuries. 

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