WANTED: Marathon runners ready to have the race of their lives!
We are offering would-be marathoners a fantastic opportunity - a sold out place in The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon, exclusive training sessions, technique analysis, expert advice and even special kit discounts.
The money-can't-buy offer is especially aimed at people taking on their first marathon - particularly those who missed out when all places in the 2014 marathon sold out in just over five hours.
Along with guaranteed entry, those allocated an Appeal place will be part of an exclusive training group and given full support to help them achieve their goal.
Other benefits include:
- An introductory runners' workshop
- A dedicated runner training guide packed with invaluable advice and tips for the first time marathon participant
- Nutritional analysis
- Gait and technique assessment to boost your running
- 6 month discounted gym membership at York Sport
- Weekly training sessions with the White Rose Runners, often taking in parts of the marathon course
- Access to a free full-day training day to be held at York Sport
On race day itself, Appeal team runners will be able to enjoy pre and post-race hospitality close to the start and finishing lines. Also on offer will be a free post-run massage and refreshments.
Siobhan Curtis, Jane Tomlinson Appeal legacy manager, said: "Last year's inaugural Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon was an enormous success and it's not surprising that general places for the 2014 event were snapped up so quickly.
"The charity places we have available are ideal for people wanting to make their marathon debut as they come with all the support, help and encouragement needed to tackle the training with confidence.
"Those selected will also be helping to raise money for local good causes."
Last year a large team of White Rose Runners tackled The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon - many of them taking their first steps on their running journeys.
Barbara Shiells, leader of the White Rose Runners, said: "One of the greatest parts of training for the Yorkshire Marathon and the running the Marathon itself with the White Rose's was the team spirit.
"The team bond throughout this challenge of a lifetime was incredible. There was always someone ready to run at the same speed as you, chat to you, encourage you and make you believe it was possible.
"The setting, the course, the support from the Yorkshire crowds was fantastic, but it was the team spirit that got the entire team around to the finish line to join the 26.2 club!"
So what are you waiting for? Apply NOW for one of the coveted places send an email setting out your reasons for wanting to take part to firstname.lastname@example.org.