Illustrating the Edinburgh Marathon

Runtodraw Unicorn Drawing by illustrator Amelia Johnstone

Illustrating the Edinburgh Marathon

My good friends Amelia Johnstone and Peter Hathaway have recently teamed up for a collaborative project going by the name of Run to Draw. After much training they will be embarking upon their first full marathon in Edinburgh on the 26 May 2013. Not only will they be running the full 26.3 mile circuit but they will be illustrating the whole event non-stop whilst they run.

They have combined forces to create “Pheidippides” – their running-drawing machine. This magnificent laser cut contraption is worn by Peter and allows Amelia to draw whilst running. Pheidippides houses a long scroll of paper as well as numerous pens and pencils.

Watch them in action in this short video:

As well as helping the pair to investigate how imagination is invigorated through exercise and adventure the Edinburgh marathon is also providing them with an opportunity to raise monet for Alzheimers Scotland so please do support them in trying to raise £1,000 helping to “Make sure no-one goes through dementia on their own

The image above is an illustration created by Amelia during the Cardiff 10k run earlier this year inspired by a quote about Unicorns I provided. By sponsoring Amelia and Peter you will have an opportunity to contribute a quote of inspiration like this for Amelia to respond to during the Edinburgh marathon – the resulting images will be available to view online after the event.

Amelia aims to produce one drawing per mile of the Edinburgh marathon – what 0.3 miles of a drawing might look like is anybody’s guess!

You can follow them (digitally not literally…) on Twitter @RunToDraw and sponsor them here: www.justgiving.com/runtodraw