Support Afasic in our 45th Anniversary year by taking part in a range of running events across the UK, for all levels from a gentle jog to a full marathon! Some ideas are below, or if you already have a run in mind that you want to do – just let us know!
London Marathon – Afasic has a Golden Bond that gives us 5 guaranteed places per year.
This year we had a team of six brave runners take part in the London Marathon for Afasic. I am pleased to be able to tell you that on a very warm and emotional day, all of our runners successfully completed this gruelling event to get their well-earned medal.
Our heartiest congratulations go to Dawn Barraclough-Jones, Jon Carson, Nia Jones, Andy Kudera, Cat Simpson, and Mark Thompson. Both Jon and Andy were in fact competing in their 70th marathon, so many congratulations to both of them for reaching such an amazing milestone.
Hopefully their aches and pains will have gone by now and they will be left with some fond memories of their big day. We hope to have raised over £10,000 from this year’s event, so many thanks to all of our runners for their hard work on our behalf and of course to their supporters.
If you are interested in taking part in the 2014 London Marathon then contact Mark Thompson as soon as possible as places go very quickly.
Big Fun Run – This is a series of 5k fun runs that are taking place across the UK between June and October 2013. To find an event near you and to enter go to the Big Fun Run website then let us know and we can send you a running pack. There are no age restrictions and it costs a maximum of £10 to enter.
Great Run Series – For something a bit more challenging, the Great Run series has events from 10k up to half marathon that take place in a range of locations during the year. To find one that suits you and to enter go to the Great Run website once you have entered then let us know and we can send you a running pack. Note that some events (like the Great North Run) are very popular so it pays to enter early.
BUPA London 10k Run – Taking place on 27th May 2013, the Race starts (and finishes) in The Mall and follows a clockwise route around the City of Westminster and the City of London. Runners pass many of London’s famous sights along the way. To enter and find more details go to the event’s website.
British 10k London Run - Now in its 13th year The British 10k London Run takes place on Sunday 14th July 2013. 25,000 runners will fill the streets of the nation’s capital once again, and get the unique chance to run past many of the country’s greatest landmarks including Big Ben, The London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square and Westminster Abbey. To enter and find more details go to the event’s website.
Timberhonger 10K – The 2013 Timberhonger 10k and Children’s Challenge will be on the evening of Saturday 29 June, Bromsgrove Carnival weekend. The race is a key event in the Bromsgrove sporting calendar and last year 450 runners raised £3,000 for local charities. Afasic is very lucky to be one of the partner charities for this year’s event and if you would like to register please visit the Timberhonger website.
Entry is £11 for UK Athletics Affliliated Running Club members and £13 for all other runners. The Timberhonger 10k is a challenging out and back route along picturesque, country lanes, closed to traffic throughout, and it’s suitable for both novices and experienced runners.
If none of these inspires you then you can visit the Runners World website and look in the events section for forthcoming events in your area.
Whatever you decide to do, get in touch with us and we will support you as much as possible. We will send you an initial pack with sponsor forms, information about Afasic, stickers, training and fundraising advice and tips, and a running top or t-shirt. We are also on hand to help you with training and fundraising advice.
Please run for Afasic, your support really can make a difference.