Have you ever watched the London Marathon, the Olympic Games or any other endurance race and thought “Gosh, I’d like to do that!”? No. Me neither.
But if you would consider taking part in a team-effort marathon, maybe we can help!
Home-Start is proud to launch a new, virtual fun run, the Meldreth Marathon, which will be taking place throughout July this year.
The main course of the run is based around the village of Meldreth (approximately 1.6 miles long) but participants are invited to select their own route. Suggested routes might include school playing fields, local footpaths or recreation grounds. Anywhere, in fact, where you can run safely! If you’re not sure where to find a good route, we might even be able to point you in the right direction.
All you need is a route-tracker, such as Strava, Adidas Running, FitBit, RunKeeper or any other tracking system to track your distance, and some sponsorship from friends and family.
Teams can sign up to run collaboratively: maybe you could manage 5 miles, along with four other friends. With a little extra running, between you: you’ve got a marathon! And if 26.2 miles seems a little too much, then you can choose to run a half-marathon instead.
This event is especially good for schools, cubs and scouts, brownies, football clubs and any other community group, as it’s an excellent opportunity to undertake some fundraising in a fun and simple way.