The Secret Marathon

Martin Parnell's third book takes the reader on an inspirational journey into a country known for political chaos and female oppression. In 2016, Martin went on an adventure that many believed was madness: running a marathon in Afghanistan in a quest to fight for women's rights and gender equality. To order book click here.                  

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Keynotes and Workshops

Martin's inspirational story will demonstrate how one person, through determination and persistence can affect change. As someone who went from the mining industry to becoming an athlete ambassador for Right To Play, Martin will take you on a journey that will both amaze and inspire. We can all make a difference, one step at a time. read more...

In Action

Martin has made numerous keynote presentations across Canada and the UK. Clients include Human Resource Institue of Alberta, Contron Construction, NWT Parks and Rec., Avanti Software, Sun Life Financial, Raymond James, Alberta Parks and Rec., Rotary 5360 DisCon, and Scouts Canada. 

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Giving Back

The Boys and Girls Club of Cochrane & Area (BGCCA) will be hosting a community focused run/ marathon. The run will take place on Dec. 31, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. from a trail near the Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre.  All of the funds collected from the run will go towards operations and programing at the CLUB. The CLUB is a youth exclusive division of the Boys & Girls Club, which provides teens a fun, safe space to hang out, do homework or seek support. So please support the Boys and Girls Club of Cochrane and Area and make a donation.