Brain Tumour UK is one of the charities set to benefit from
the fundraising at this year’s marathon on Sunday, 7 September
2008. Professor John Darling, new Dean of the School of Applied
Sciences, is a supporter of the charity.
Claire Miller for Brain Tumour UK said: “We are looking for
people to run and raise money through sponsorship on our behalf.
There is a full marathon, half marathon including wheelchairs, half
marathon relay event and 15k cycle event, and a children’s event,
which is around 2.5km.
“We are also looking for volunteer marshals and training will
be provided before the day. People will be placed along the route
in twos to hand out water and make sure people go the right way, so
people can do it with their friends and anyone volunteering on
their own will be paired up with other people on their own.
“The events are aimed at all ages and abilities and is all
about taking part, keeping active, raising money for charity and of
course having a really fun and memorable day! You can walk it, jog
it, run it, go round in your wheelchair, even do it in fancy dress
if you feel like it – the main thing is that you take part!”
The marathon is sponsored by the University of
Anyone interested in entering and raising money for Brain
Tumour UK or marshalling needs to contact Claire Miller on 0845 219
8107 or email Claire.firstname.lastname@example.org