Warsaw, 12 September 2022 (TDI): Polish ultramarathon runner, Szymon Makuch, arrived in Pakistan for a charity marathon called “Run for Emotions” organized by the Herosi Foundation for oncological children.

Makuch’s expedition will last over twenty days. It will be the world’s first attempt to cover the route from Chitral through Gilgit, Skardu to Naran, which is over 1,000 km in total.

About the expedition

The route of the expedition stretches through the majestic glaciers of northern Pakistan. Makuch will begin his journey in Chitral, then travel through a maze of mountain roads and mountain passes through the magnificent glacier land of Baltistan.

Then, he will follow the trail with a spectacular view of the highest mountains such as K2 or Broad Peak near Skardu.

He will also head towards Nanga Parbat along the famous Karakoram Highway, reaching the village of Chillas. Finally, in Chillas, he will again use the opportunity to prepare for the last kilometers of the trip.

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Additionally, Makuch will be accompanied by director, filmmaker, and photographer, Adrian Dmoch. He will film the entire expedition into a documentary.

Run for Emotions

Thus far, there have been three editions of the charity marathon “Run for Emotions.” The fourth and current edition of this marathon is devoted to the heroic struggle of children in oncology wards.

Their struggle, persistence, and constant striving to heal are great inspirations to try to cover over 1000 kilometers alone in a challenging and demanding route within northern Pakistan.

Makuch has embarked upon various expeditions through Iceland and ran through Poland twice for charity from north to south. Now, Makuch will face an extremely difficult route in northern Pakistan leading through the Hindu Kush, Karakoram, and Himalayas mountains.