Longfield Community Hospice is encouraging runners to sign up to run Stroud’s 40th Half Marathon on Sunday, October 23 from 9am-1pm. With 19 free places up for grabs, it’s the perfect opportunity for supporters to raise sponsorship to help fund the vital work of the Minchinhampton-based hospice.
The run, which starts and finishes on Cainscross Road, adjacent to Marling School in Stroud, is suitable for racers, recreational runners and novices alike. Although not a flat course, it’s a great venue for a fast time.
Becky Whatling, from the Fundraising team at Longfield, will not only be supporting the Longfield runners in the lead-up to the race, but is taking part herself.
She explained: “With free places available, this is a great opportunity to set yourself a challenge and support a local charity at the same time. All we ask is that you pledge to raise £200 or more in sponsorship for Longfield, which will help us provide free care for people in the local community, and support for their families and carers.”
Becky has already started her training and is looking forward to the race. She added: “The atmosphere on the day will be amazing – I can’t wait to take part. Why not get in touch and join Team Longfield? You’ll be doing something amazing for yourself, and for Longfield.”
For further information, visit longfield.org.uk/event/stroud-half-marathon. Alternatively, call the fundraising team on 01453 886868.