17th Jul, 2018

Runners encouraged to sign up to half marathon in Warwick

HEARTS will be racing during a charity half marathon in Warwick.

The British Heart Foundation is calling on people from Warwickshire to sign up for the event on March 4 to fund life-saving research into heart disease.

With over 14,000 people in Warwickshire living with heart disease, the need to raise funds for research into the disease is urgent, and it is hoped the event will raise some £120,000.

The run starts at Warwick Racecourse and follows a route along closed roads around Warwick.

This year there will also be a 2.5km and 5km family fun run – alongside the main event – around the racecourse.

BHF event manager Hayley Reynolds said: “BHF research has helped halve death rates from heart and circulatory disease over the past 50 years from transforming treatments for heart attacks, to pioneering the surgical techniques that ensure most babies now survive congenital heart disease.

“However heart and circulatory disease is still responsible for a quarter of all UK deaths and seven million people currently live with its burden.”

Entry fees are £32 and Fun Run prices are from £12.

Register at bhf.org.uk/warwick.

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