Warwick family’s gruelling Wolf Run challenge to help son

Ethan Maclellan.
Ethan Maclellan.

A family in Warwick are rallying to get people to join their fundraising campaign to help their son.

James and Laura Maclellan, who live in Hathaway Drive, which is on the Woodloes, are trying to raise money to help with the costs of their son’s necessary health care equipment.

The Wolf Run, a unique combination of three kinds of off-road running: mud runs, trail runs and obstacle runs. The only Wild Run in the UK, a hardcore 10k run across raw natural terrain, including open ground, woodland, lakes & thick mud. ENGNNL00120130804133505

The Wolf Run, a unique combination of three kinds of off-road running: mud runs, trail runs and obstacle runs. The only Wild Run in the UK, a hardcore 10k run across raw natural terrain, including open ground, woodland, lakes & thick mud. ENGNNL00120130804133505

Ethan, who is two-years-old, was diagnosed with an underdeveloped brain shortly after he was born in September 2014.

Since then, Ethan has needed regular treatment and specialised equipment to support him.

The Maclellan family hosted their second Halloween house last month to help raise money for charity. This year they raised £1,100, which was split between children’s hospice Zoe’s Place and Ethan’s fund, which was started to help pay for expensive equipment he will need as he gets older such as new beds.

To help raise the necessary funds, Laura and James will be taking on the mammoth task of completing all four Wolf Runs next year. By completing all four they will be crowned Alpha Wolves.

Mr Maclellan said: “Laura and I will be taking part in all four Wolf Runs next year. So far we have 11 people doing all four and we have 45 people who will be doing the summer run with us.

“Any money we raise will be going into a trust fund for Ethan to help pay for equipment, which is specialised and expensive. My wife gets some help with Ethan money-wise and I work full time but there is no way we can afford the equipment if we did not do some fundraising.

“Charities can only give so much and they help so many people.”

Mrs and Mrs Maclellan are inviting people to join them on their runs. Mr Maclellan said: “I would like to get 200 people running in the summer Wolf Run for Team Ethan. It would be great to see so many of us running across the start line.”

To join Mr and Mrs Maclellan on all or any of their Wolf Runs email: jamesfreelancechef@yahoo.com.