Leamington Half Marathon to run up cash for The Myton Hospices - The Leamington Observer

Leamington Half Marathon to run up cash for The Myton Hospices

Leamington Editorial 25th May, 2024   0

GOOD sports are being invited to get on their marks for the sixth Leamington Half Marathon.

And the event, on June 23, will also see the return of The Myton Hospices as the official charity partner.

Myton has three hospices in Coventry, Rugby and Warwick, and the only hospice inpatient beds in Coventry and Warwickshire, caring for people living with a wide range of life-limiting illnesses including respiratory, heart and neurological conditions, cancer and organ failure.

Runners have the option to enter the race for free by committing to fundraising £100 for The Myton Hospices, and a portion of the profits will be donated directly to the charity to help fund the continued support of their patients and families.

Natalie Walker, events manager for The Myton Hospices said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Raceways on the 2024 Leamington Half Marathon and are looking to build on the success of last year.

“We have fantastic support in the local community and know there are lots of keen runners who we hope will take on this challenge and help to raise funds for our vital work. This year we need to raise £10.5 million to continue providing our services free of charge to people living with life-limiting illness, and their families, across Coventry and Warwickshire. We can’t do it without your support.”

A spokesperson for Raceways, added: “We are really happy to be supporting Myton as our charity partner again in 2024. I couldn’t think of a better charity to team up with to help people through the most difficult moments of their lives.”

The race starts and finishes at the Royal Pump Room Gardens and all runners receive a finishers medal as well as the option to purchase a race T-shirt and youngsters can take part in The Myton Hospices Kids Fun Run, the Myton Kids Mile, which is free to enter – with medals guaranteed.

The event is organised by Raceways Events, a community interest company behind the Alcester 10K and Redditch Kingfisher 10K.

Visit www.leamingtonspahalfmarathon.co.uk for more details.


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