Marathon Fundraising for Diabetes

Posted by JOrchard on 14 October, 2015

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Despite the huge amount of training the physical pain and the general stress of it all, the London Marathon breaks the record for number of people applicants’ year on year. 2016 is no exception with an eye-watering 247,069 people applying to be drawn in the ballot, up nearly 50% from the previous year. In 2015, there were only 17,000 starters from the ballot places. 

It doesn’t take a genius to see that the odds of getting in are pretty slim. How do you make the best of it when you’re there? Diabetes UK is among a number of charities you can run for, and they’re urging runners to run for their cause while simultaneously offering you support.

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Every runner raising money for Diabetes UK receives a branded vest with personalised lettering, crazy hair, a fundraising toolkit, online support, some training tips and a post-event cool down party, even with massage therapists! Don’t forget the support you’ll get running in a group and being cheered along the way by the Diabetes UK team. That support might seem small, but once you hit that 20-mile marker it’ll probably be all you care about!

A Great Cause 

Let’s not forget either that Diabetes UK is a great charity working very hard to prevent and cure a condition that affects nearly 4 million people in the UK. Anna Schlerf, Fundraising Events Manager at Diabetes UK says “If you choose to run for Diabetes UK in the London Marathon, then you can be sure that all your hard work and fundraising will make a real difference to people living with diabetes.”


Plenty of other options

If you applied and didn’t get a place in the big London run, then let's just point out that all is not lost! There are many other running events taking place across the country. If you applied and didn’t get your place, there is still the Brighton Marathon, Edinburgh Marathon and even the Berlin Marathon. Or if 26.2 miles sounds like a long way, then there are lots of 5ks, 10ks, and half-marathons around the country where you can help raise vital funds for us.”

Is this all the advice and support you’ll need to run with pride and confidence? We hear you... you want us to run too! Uh oh!

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