Race organiser, Sweatshop has today revealed the partner and local charities for the 2015 Ikano Robin Hood Marathon and Half Marathon. Nottingham Hospitals Charity, the Mo Farah Foundation, Alzheimer’s Research, Nottinghamshire Hospice, Forever Stars and Autism East Midlands have all been named, alongside official event charity, Cancer Research UK.
It’s expected that over 12,000 runners will lace up their trainers and hit the start line with Robin Hood and his Merry Men on Sunday 27 September. The picturesque new route includes more of Nottingham’s landmarks than ever before, making it a date not to be missed. Perfect for seasoned runners hunting down their next challenge or for newcomers to the running community looking for an attractive route for their debut race, the event is set to impress participants with the sights of the city while putting them through their paces.
Partner charity, Nottingham Hospitals Charity support the patients and families who rely on their hospitals to take good care of them; from enhancing environments and facilities to providing specialist medical equipment, and from funding vital medical research to providing specialist services which would not otherwise be available.
Senior Community Fundraiser at Nottingham Hospitals Charity, Daniel Craggs says: “It’s a great honour to be one of the chosen charity partners for this year’s Ikano Robin Hood Marathon. Nottingham Hospitals Charity has supported the nationally renowned event for a number of years, so we’re really pleased to be chosen as one of the main charity partners this time around. We raise money to enhance care and treatment for patients at our local hospitals; City Hospital, Queen’s Medical Centre and Nottingham Children’s Hospital. In the same manner as the Ikano Robin Hood Marathon, we too are at the heart of our community. It’s a great fit and we’re delighted to be chosen.”
Earlier this month, Cancer Research UK was announced as the official national charity of the 2015 event. The second selection process saw local and national charities present to race organisers on how they would maximise fundraising for the event; six charities were successful in their bid. The official Ikano Robin Hood Marathon and Half Marathon charities are:
Cancer Research UK
Mo Farah Foundation
Nottingham Hospitals Charity
Autism East Midlands
Judith Manson, Senior Operations Manager of Race Organiser Sweatshop, comments: “Community spirit lies at the heart of our races. Yet again we’ve got a great selection of partner and local charities and we were truly impressed with the creative ideas put forward to maximise fundraising for this year’s event. We hope to capture the imagination of the runners and inspire friends, colleagues and relatives to do their bit for charity and the local community. Spectator support is expected to be even higher than previous years now that the route passes through the City Centre – the atmosphere promises to be fantastic.”
Entries are filling fast for the 2015 Ikano Robin Hood Marathon & Half Marathon – secure your spot now at www.robinhoodhalfmarathon.co.uk.