Bassingbourn Half Marathon: Join today and take the lead against brain cancer
The Bassingbourn Half Marathon is returning for its third year, with brainstrust as its official race charity again. This Cambridgeshire, multi-terrain race is guaranteed to be a challenge, and a worthy event to take on for brain tumour support.
About Bassingborn Half Marathon
Taking place on Sunday 3rd July, the race will start at 10am from Bassingbourn Village College.
The race will be chip timed. A medal will be presented to all finishers, as well as category prizes. There will also be a £25 cash prize for whoever can beat the male or female course record. The current male record is 1h 19min and 19 seconds and the female record stands at 1h, 31 min and 54 seconds.
Race Packs, which will include race number with chip sticker attached and a race baggage tag, will be posted out to all runners in advance of the marathon. These will be posted first class on Monday 27 June to all race entrants. Race packs will not be handed out on race day nor will entry be available on race day.
Why brainstrust is Bassingborn Half Marathon's official charity
Ashely Hawkins, the race organiser, has explained why he chose to support brainstrust through the marathon.
“So why brainstrust as the charity for the Bassingbourn Half Marathon? Well for a start I chose brainstrust as I am aware that this charity does not receive the funding support of other charities and is often overlooked. Through my race I want to raise both funds for this important charity and also to raise its profile. My second reason for choosing brainstrust is a personal one. Four years ago my dad became ill and was taken into hospital for tests. Two weeks later he was having surgery for a brain tumour. Whilst the surgery was a success, I did lose my dad to the illness just before Christmas 2013. I want to do all I can to raise the awareness of this disease and raise funds so that more research can go into providing support for families going through the process”
Registration for the race is now closed, but you can still be a part of the action by volunteering on the day.
Help make the day an amazing one. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up as a volunteer today.
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