Half marathon places up for grabs in bid to support St Nicholas Hospice Care

Runners looking to race ahead for a good cause could help a local hospice by helping to fill the charity places they have for the Great East run.

St Nicholas Hospice Care, which provides care and support for those across the community with long-term and life-threatening illnesses, needs to find 10 runners willing to pull on their trainers and take part in the Great Run, which returns to Ipswich on Sunday, September 16.

The half marathon, which took place for the first time in 2017, promises to be bigger and better than ever, and this year will see 3,500 participants make their way to the starting line.

Charlie De-Moore, the hospice’s events fundraiser, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who would love to tackle this challenge and be part of the wonderful atmosphere while raising funds for our hospice. We have 10 places up for grabs and we would love to see all of them filled, and as the event isn’t until September we hope this would give fundraisers plenty of time to train and fundraise.”

The run will start and finish in Ipswich town centre, following the same popular route as before, with runners completing the 13.1-mile challenge alongside thousands of others.

Runners will need to raise a minimum of £300 in sponsorship, but the charity’s fundraising team can help you along the way with some tips.

The places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis, and if you’re interested in taking part and supporting the hospice, please contact Charlie by emailing charlie.de-moore@stnh.org.uk or telephoning 01284 715599.

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