The organisers of the 2017 JCP Swansea Half Marathon have announced their Headline Charity Partners for the event that takes place on Sunday 25th June 2017.
The fourth JCP Swansea Half Marathon will welcome Alzheimer’s Society and Cancer Research UK as this year’s official Headline Charities. The race has always been a fantastic platform for charity fundraising and it is hoped that many of the participants running this summer will choose to raise money for these two exceptional causes.
Those who do register to run Wales’ second largest half marathon for charity will receive a huge amount of support from their chosen charity, with plenty of fundraising and training tips as well as brilliant race day support. All money raised will make an important difference to these two charities which are leading the fight against two diseases that affect much of the UK population.
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. Dementia is now the biggest killer in Wales. But dementia won’t win. Every day they work tirelessly to find new treatments, and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. Alzheimer’s Society provides expert information and training, and support services to all those who need help. They are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.
Run for Alzheimer’s Society and unite against dementia. Charity places cost £10 with a pledge to raise a minimum of £300 in sponsorship; in return runners will receive fundraising and training support and a running top to wear with pride on race day. Those who already have a place in the race are welcome to join the Alzheimer’s Society team and benefit from the same support, but with no set fundraising target.
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. Entirely funded by the public, Cancer Research UK works tirelessly to support those affected by cancer, carry out world-class research into the disease and raise valuable funds to beat cancer sooner. Support received so far from races like the JCP Swansea Half Marathon has enabled Cancer Research UK to develop IMRT, a more targeted type of radiotherapy that reduces side effects. The charity supported the first ever trial of IMRT in breast cancer, and has funded trials in other cancers including prostate cancer and head and neck cancers.
Those who choose to run the JCP Swansea Half Marathon for Cancer Research UK can expect first-class training support and advice for the event, a charity t-shirt, cheering pack and practical fundraising help. Charity places are free with a pledge to raise a minimum of £300 in sponsorship.
Race Director David Martin-Jewell commented, “We are delighted to welcome Alzheimer’s Society and Cancer Research UK as our two Headline Charity Partners for the 2017 JCP Swansea Half Marathon. The race has always provided a great fundraising platform and we are thrilled to have a double charity push for two much-loved British charities. We hope that many runners will choose to run for charity and help to raise valuable funds that will make a difference to people across the country. Our official charity places fill fast and we would encourage runners to register now to secure their place on the start line of this summer’s race.”
The JCP Swansea Half Marathon has become a firm favourite among the running community and was voted the UK’s best half marathon (more than 5,000 runners) at The 2017 Running Awards, after taking Silver in the same category in 2016. With a flat, fast and scenic 13.1-mile course, it is an ideal race to run for charity, being equally suitable for first-time half marathon runners as it is for club runners and elite athletes.
The route takes runners on fully closed roads past Swansea Castle and along a magnificent six-mile stretch of Swansea Bay towards The Mumbles, with its iconic pier and lighthouse. The event always attracts a lively and supportive crowd which, along with the huge charity support, contributes to the all-round fantastic atmosphere of the event.
Go to http://www.swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk/charities/ to run for charity at the 2017 JCP Swansea Half Marathon.
Go to www.swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk for further race details.