Exmouth students' 12 hour run on seafront ahead of Peru trip

PUBLISHED: 14:44 01 June 2010 | UPDATED: 13:25 10 June 2010

GLOBETROTTING students will run for 12 hours up and down Exmouth seafront carrying a Peruvian flag as part of a fundraiser ahead a trip to the country. A group of post 16 students from Exmouth Community College will take part in the run on Sunday, June 13

GLOBETROTTING students will run for 12 hours up and down Exmouth seafront carrying a Peruvian flag as part of a fundraiser ahead a trip to the country.

A group of post 16 students from Exmouth Community College will take part in the run on Sunday, June 13, to raise awareness of their forthcoming trip to Peru.

The youngsters will spend time at a school in the remote village of Patacancha in the Sacred Valley.

A spokesperson for the college said they hope to collect money for the school and village which is in an inaccessible and poor area of the country.

"On the day of the run the students will be based next to the Harbour View Cafe and will set off in pairs at 7.00am," the spokesperson added.

"For the next twelve hours they will ensure that the flag of Peru is moving constantly between their base and Orcombe Point, a distance of one mile each way.

"They will have a collection and information point by the cafe and it is hoped that they will manage to collect enough donations to allow the school in Patacancha to buy essential educational resources."

Community college students will visit Machu Pichu as well as undertaking a gruelling high altitude trek around Mt Ausangate, the highest mountain in South Eastern Peru.

This will involve scaling two peaks and two high passes, all over 4500m above sea level.

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