8 July: The race is on for NSPCC MK Half Marathon
|Published: 27th April 2012 16:13|
Get your running gear at the ready as registration opens for this year's National Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Children's (NSPCC) Millton Keynes half marathon, on Sunday 8 July.
In the marathon's 14th year, the NSPCC is calling all budding athletes and first time runners to take part in the 13.1 mile run, which travels through the scenic routes along the new cities redways and the Grand Union Canal.
Over the last 13 years, the event has raised over £410,000 for the NSPCC, and the charity is hoping for another record year, as it aims to beat 2011's £52,000 fundraising total.
The generally flat scenic route starts from Webber Independent School and follows the new cities network of redways, and is a perfect race for both first time and more experienced runners.
Sally Phipps, Community Fundraising Manager for the NSPCC, said: "We have had such brilliant support for the MK Half Marathon over the last 13 years and hope this year's event is an even bigger success.
"Some children can experience a range of problems from neglect, to serious sexual abuse. Some have the bravery to speak out, others suffer in silence. You can help us make sure that we are there for them, whenever and wherever they need us, as we can only do that with the support of the public. Please do get in touch if you're interested in taking part."
This year the NSPCC is being supported by Dawsongroup and the Team Challenge sponsors - Woodfines Solicitors, as well as other local companies and many volunteers who make this great event happen.
Entry fees are from £20 - £25 and all participants will be sent a race pack containing race number, timing chip, baggage tag, and sponsorship form.
This year the event has newly designed event T-shirts for participants to purchase, and bottled water at water stations available for all runners.