Prestonian runners who weren’t lucky enough to receive entry to the Great North Run 2022 can still secure a guaranteed place in the half marathon if they’re willing to run for local charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
In fact, Rosemère was allocated 25 places by the race organizers. 13 places are up for grabs because 12 are already filled.
The charity is asking that in return for a place, runners pledge to raise a minimum of £300 in sponsorship and pay a £25 administration fee.
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Dan Hill, a member of the local running club and Executive Director of the Rosemère Cancer Foundation, ran last year and is scheduled to run again this year on September 11.
He said: “I have taken part in the entry ballot four times and this is the first time that I have managed to secure a place.
“I know that right now there will be thousands of local riders disappointed that their names weren’t drawn. I would invite them to be part of the Rosemère team.
“We reserve our places only for supporters. Anyone who gets one also gets a running t-shirt or vest and they run knowing that every penny they raise in sponsorship goes to projects to help cancer patients being treated at our local hospitals.
To take one of the seats call 01772522913 or email [email protected]
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