The IET’s Head of Fundraising, Elsa Scott, will be running a newly created marathon route through London on Sunday 23 June, for INWED. This is aimed at highlighting and celebrating the city’s engineering landmarks, with a special emphasis on those contributed to by women engineers – with many not being known for the role women engineers made in their creation. Taking on 27.46 miles, Elsa’s route will start at the London Aquatic Centre, passing iconic landmarks such as the Shard – London’s tallest skyscraper, and Waterloo Bridge, also coined the ‘Ladies’ Bridge’. She will complete her challenge at the IET’s own historic and iconic engineering venue, IET London: Savoy Place.

Elsa will also be raising money for the IET’s Futures Fund. This fund is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of engineers and technicians, supporting them to reach their full potential so they can help find solutions to our biggest global challenges. Donations play an important role in funding work to help more young people experience engineering and receive support to pursue a career in the sector.

You can find out more about Elsa’s marathon here: The Institution of Engineering and Technology: Raising money for the engineers of the future (