Record breaking fundraising adventurer Jamie is best known for his world-first solo run across Canada, raising more than £250,000 for the charities that helped him with a life-threatening condition as a child. Oh - and he did it dressed as superhero ‘The Flash’! As a motivational speaker, he inspires others to overcome the challenges they set themselves.
After overcoming a serious illness as a child, Jamie wanted to give back to the hospitals that had helped him and raise money to help sick children overcome their own illnesses, too.
In 2012, Jamie bought a second-hand bike and set off on his first superhero adventure – a 14,000-mile ride from Bangkok back to Gloucester, in England, back to the hospital that helped him as a kid.
As if that wasn’t enough, Jamie then embarked on a run across Canada, following in the footsteps of Canadian fundraising hero Terry Fox. Jamie has also completed a gruelling 210 marathon run around America.
During these challenges Jamie faced huge obstacles and some incredibly dangerous situations – from losing the end of his nose from frostbite, to a close escape from a mountain lion! Despite these often-hostile circumstances, Jamie remained motivated and determined to complete the challenges ahead of him.
Even when he is not running or cycling around the world, being in one place doesn’t stop Jamie – he has broken world records and raised money for charity by staying in one spot.
Jamie has completed a 12-day static bike ride without stopping and entered the Guinness World Record book for covering a distance of over 524 miles in 7 days, running on a treadmill.
That’s an emotional and physical endurance that no man or woman has ever gone through before.
Over the years Jamie has raised so far, over £1 million for sick children through his charity, Superhero Foundation and more recently he won the ITV‘s Pride of Britain, one of the most prestigious honours and televised awards in the country.
Listening to Jamie talk about the challenges he has faced and how he remains so positive and determined, will motivate anyone and stir up the positive mindset and enthusiasm needed to achieve big personal and business goals.
Jamie naturally connects with the audience (even virtually) and his boundless energy and proven courage in the face of adversity, inspires listeners to believe in themselves, build resilience and to persevere, despite what obstacles may be in their path.
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What people said about Jamie McDonald
- "Best speaker we’ve seen in 25 years. A real and refreshing change from what you would normally expect in the corporate affair."
- - Sunlife
- "Jamie has an inspiring story to tell, using his stories to motivate others with his incredible adventures."
- - Sir Steve Redgrave
- "Fast-moving, inspiring and funny, you left our colleagues wanting more."
- - Sky Sports