As always, I couldn’t help getting teary while watching the London Marathon on Sunday; listening to the runners talking about the charities they’re raising money for and what it means to them to be taking part always makes be blub, bringing back my own marathon memories. I’m a cryer at the best of times, but there’s something about the atmosphere of the London marathon that always gets me. Inspired by the race and the efforts of others, I’m delighted that I’ve teamed up with Unicef and will taking part in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon on 9th October 2016. The charity does incredible work, ensuring that the world’s children are educated, vaccinated and protected; with the ongoing Syria crisis, their work couldn’t be more important. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or wanting to tackle a half marathon for the first time, I’d love you to join the team with me to help support the amazing work of this charity.
Not only does the Royal Parks Half boast one of the most beautiful city routes in the world, taking you on a scenic tour of London’s parks, but the money you raise could help change the lives of those most in need. If you choose to run for for Unicef, you’ll be asked to raise £400, which could help the charity respond quickly to the needs of 22 children in Syria displaced or affected by the conflict. Your money could help provide essential supplies, including medicines, water kits, clean water, clothing, blankets and other relief items to children. If you’re up for the challenge, you can register for the race today for just £20.
This race has been on my bucket list for a while, so I’ll be training my socks off in the hope of racing a PB on the day. I’ll be logging my training and fundraising efforts on the blog, and it would be great to hear what the rest of the team has been up to. In terms of fundraising, I’m hoping to host a couple of donation yoga classes and put on a cake sale or two at my workplace, as well as the obligatory Just Giving page. Any fundraising advice would be greatly appreciated (and running companions too…!)
SO, ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE? JOIN ME AND THE UNICEF TEAM AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!