Join Team Stroke at the Edinburgh Marathon
THE STROKE Association has guaranteed places for this year’s Edinburgh Marathon to be held on Sunday May 28 and would love people to join its team.
It is asking all runners with a charity place to aim to raise a minimum of £450 in sponsorship. To secure your charity place, please register on the Edinburgh Marathon website.
If you already have your own place and would like to fundraise for the charity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 330 0740.
All its runners will receive a Stroke Association running vest; a 16-week training plan; weekly emails full of training tips and fundraising ideas; full fundraising support; support from its cheering point on the day and a massage in the post- event charity village.
Fast and flat, the Edinburgh Marathon was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runner’s World. It is ideal for your first marathon or if you are looking for a pesonal best time.
Starting on London Road and Regent Road, the route takes you by the historic Palace of Holyroodhouse and through Holyrood Park. It then goes past Meadowbank Stadium, through Leith Links, along Portobello promenade and then into East Lothian. The marathon finishes at Pinkie Primary School in Musselburgh.
Kirsty Scott, Stroke Association community and events fundraising manager, said: ‘There are about 14,000 strokes in Scotland every year and it causes a greater range of disabilities than any other condition.