Yesterday was the big launch for 2016 Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon at York Minster.
All the charity partners who are involved in making the event a massive success were there to celebrate the launch of the event, which will take place on Sunday 9th October. The Appeal were there to join in the fun, with our mascot Tommo kicking off The Appeal's 2016 Marathon journey!
General entry has opened today and places are expected to fill up quickly. However, you can be guaranteed a place in the marathon by joining the Appeal Team. Appeal Team places are available to fundraisers at the discounted rate of just £40. Along with pre-event support, as part of The Appeal's marathon team you'll get many other benefits such as a FREE t-shirt or vest, iron on name letters for your top, fundraising packs and resources, an invite to The Appeal's Marathon Training Day and exclusive event day hospitality!
All we ask from you is to raise as much sponsorship as you can for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. Your fundraising will go towards supporting children's and cancer charities across Yorkshire, and will have a direct impact on improving the lives of children and those living with cancer.
If you're nervous about taking on 26.2 miles for the first time, joining the Appeal Team is a great way to become part of a running community where you can share advice, tips and training experience through our social media channels and by meeting your fellow runners at our training day. You can also join fun and friendly running group the York Rose Runners, who hold designated training runs for the Appeal Team and can support you on your marathon journey.
Laura Hindle-Young was a fist time marathon runner last year and described the event as an 'amazing journey'. Of her training day experience, Laura said it was 'absolutely inspiring' and helped her through the preparation to the big day.
If you join the Appeal Team, we'll provide you with everything you need from fundraising resources to training information and designated support to answer your queries and quell those last minute nerves!
Come and Join us on Sunday 9th October for a fun filled challenging event! We can't wait to see you there.
If you want to secure a place today or need more information email us on firstname.lastname@example.org But hurry as places are limited!