Prestonian runners who were not lucky enough to receive entry to the 2022 Great North Run can still secure a guaranteed place in the half marathon if they are willing to run for local charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation.Advertisement
This is because Rosemere has been awarded 25 places by the organisers of the run. 13 places are up for grabs as 12 have already been filled.
The charity asks that in return for a place, runners promise to raise a minimum £300 in sponsorship and pay a £25 admin fee.
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Local running club member and Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s chief officer Dan Hill ran last year and is set to run again this year on 11 September.
He said: “I have been in the entry ballot four times now and this the first time I have succeeded in getting a place.
“I know that right now there will be thousands of local runners disappointed that their names were not drawn. I would invite them to become part of Team Rosemere.
“We reserve our places solely for supporters. Anyone who gets one also receives a t-shirt or running vest and they run in the knowledge that every penny they raise in sponsorship goes to projects to help cancer patients being treated in our local hospitals.”
To take one of the places, call 01772522913 or email email@example.com
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