Thursday, October 16, 2008

London Marathon

 NEWS RELEASE

            Monday 13 October 2008 

Marathon places made available to Scots! 

Places in the London Marathon, which will take place on 26th April 2009, have been made available for any Scots, wishing to support Sense Scotland's valuable work with blind and deaf children.   

Bonded charity spots have been offered to Sense Scotland who are now looking for individuals to raise funds and help boost the profile of the charity. 

Andy Hughes the event organiser said, "Our runners will receive a Welcome Pack and full support as they progress and a comprehensive training guide. They will also get regular e-newsletters and on the day of the race, they'll be welcomed to Sense's Post-Race Reception with hot food and a massage!" 

Individuals or groups, wishing to take up one or more of the running places, must undertake to raise at least £1,000 per person, for the charity and make a small deposit to secure their place. 

The Flora London Marathon course is relatively flat and fast, starting in Blackheath and ending at the Mall right in front of Buckingham Palace. The route takes in some of London's finest sights and hasn't been changed since its debut in 1981 - other than in 1994, when the finish line was moved from Westminster Bridge to The Mall, and in 2005, when part of the course was changed to avoid the dreaded cobbles next to the Tower of London.  

For more information contact Andy at Sense Scotland on 0141 429 0294.  

CONTACT DETAILS 

Andy Hughes                                                                       

0141 429 0294 / ahughes@sensescotland.org.uk            

Sense Scotland                                                               

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