“Get your running shoes on and do something great for your local hospital.” That’s the message from Southampton Hospital Charity, which is encouraging runners in the city to lace up their trainers and take part in the ABP Southampton Marathon on its behalf.
The charity is hoping to raise £35,000 through this year’s event on April 22, having raised more than £65,000 from the running event over the past three years. It has 100 places available for this year’s event, including places in the 10k and half marathon distances, as well as the full 26.2-mile marathon and children’s mile fun run.
Judith Stephens, Events and Community Fundraising Officer, said: “We are so excited to be the lead local charity for the ABP Southampton Marathon 2018. Since the event first started it has proven to be really popular, not just for our charity supporters, but also for the city of Southampton as a whole.
“We’re thrilled that runners have helped us raise £65,000 to date and we’re hoping that this year a big sprint finish will help us get over the £100,000 line.”
Nikki Rees from the ABP Southampton Marathon added: “So many people in the city have been touched by the amazing work that takes place at University Hospital Southampton. Its staff are saving lives every day and we’re thrilled to be able to support it by selecting Southampton Hospital Charity as our lead local charity for this year.
“If anyone’s in two minds about signing up we hope the thought of raising money for such an important cause will make them fire up their computer and register to take part.”
To apply for a Southampton Hospital Charity place call 023 8120 8881 or email email@example.com.
The ABP Southampton Marathon takes place on Sunday, April 22. It features a 10k, half marathon and children’s mile fun run as well as a full marathon. All races start and finish in the heart of Southampton’s city centre with the run course taking in iconic local landmarks including the Bargate, Itchen Bridge, Riverside Park and the Common before reaching a stunning finish by the Guildhall in the city centre.
To download booking forms and to sign up, visit southamptonhospitalcharity.org/events.