Run­ners needed for half marathon

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

RUN­NERS are wanted to put their best foot for­ward for this year’s Mac­cles­field Half Marathon – with all pro­ceeds go­ing to East Cheshire Hos­pice.

The 13-mile run, along with a shorter fivek­ilo­me­tre course, is on Septem­ber 28 and the hos­pice has been nom­i­nated as the run’s char­ity of the year again.

Hos­pice events spokes­woman Ni­cola Burn said: “It’s go­ing to be a great day and we are very pleased to be the cho­sen char­ity – it is a big hon­our which we are very thank­ful for.”

The hos­pice has signed up its own team of run­ners in­clud­ing staff nurses, vol­un­teers and clin­i­cal direc­tor He­len Knight.

Race or­gan­iser Kate Raven­scroft said: “It’s a busy and ex­cit­ing time for us as or­gan­is­ers. We’re see­ing a pleas­ing num­ber of peo­ple reg­is­ter­ing to take part.”

The event is or­gan­ised en­tirely by vol­un­teers, many of whom are also keen run­ners.

The event has its own ded­i­cated Face­book page - www.face­book.com/ Mac­cHalf. This fea­tures an­swers to com­mon ques­tions from po­ten­tial par­tic­i­pants, train­ing tips for hot weather and pic­tures of scenic parts of the route.

Kate said: “We are de­lighted to be sup­port­ing East Cheshire Hos­pice once again and we know that it’s hugely im­por­tant to our par­tic­i­pants that, as well as tak­ing on a big per­sonal chal­lenge in many cases, they are rais­ing in­valu­able funds for this won­der­ful lo­cal cause.”

To reg­is­ter for the Mac­cles­field Half Marathon, visit www. macc-half.co.uk and to sup­port East Cheshire Hos­pice reg­is­ter at eastcheshire­hos­pice .org.uk or email events@ echos­pice.org.uk.

●» Last year’s Mac­cles­field Half Marathon

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