- Date published: 03 Aug 2018 by Conor Young
Rainbow Trust is calling on people to take part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday 14 October.
Royal Parks Half Marathon is one of the best-known races of its kind in the UK, with the route taking runners around some of London’s world-famous sights, such as Buckingham Palace and the Royal Albert Hall.
Runners start from Hyde Park at 9am and finish at the same place after a circuit including some of London’s other beautiful Royal parks: Green Park, St. James’ Park and Kensington Gardens.
One of Rainbow Trust’s runners, Raymond Egen, said:
“My brother has been through a traumatic year, in and out of hospital with his one-year-old-boy, who had to go for brain surgery regularly. I saw how he struggled with family life and how it affected him. Every time I put on this Rainbow Trust shirt, I think of my brother and my nephew and the wonderful support that Rainbow Trust provide for children and their families.”
Oonagh Goodman, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Rainbow Trust, said:
“We are very grateful to our runners for taking part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon, a fantastic event which helps us fund our vital support to families with a seriously ill child. We would love to encourage more people to sign up for the challenge as every contribution makes a huge difference to the families we support.”
Participants would need to pay £20 and raise £350 in sponsorship for the charity. Click here to sign up by 23 August.
If any runners were lucky enough to secure a place in this year’s ballot, the team would still love to have your support and they will be cheering you on at the race.