Coastguard set for 250km Sahara challenge

A Coastguard Rescue Officer from Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team is gearing up for an epic charity challenge to fundraise for The Coastguard Association.

Rachel Nicolls-Lee has signed up for an event described as the ‘toughest footrace on earth’ – an event which will take Rachel on a 250km route over six days through the Sahara Desert, completely unaided!

The Marathon Des Sables ultra-marathon will see Rachel running over 250km across the endless sand dunes, rocky jebels and white-hot salt plains of the Sahara Desert in Southern Morocco, carrying everything she needs to survive on her back all in aid to raise money for The Coastguard Association – the charity dedicated to supporting Coastguard personnel and their dependents in their time of need.

With just under six weeks to go before the event, Rachel has been getting the miles under her belt around Falmouth carrying full pack weight.

You can support Rachel’s fundraising efforts by donating at:

Thanks to Rachel for choosing to fundraise for The Coastguard Association and thank you to everyone for the continued support.