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Go the extra mile for the Royal United Hospital

Are you ready to go the extra mile and become a running superstar by running city to city in the first ever Bristol to Bath Marathon? The Forever Friends Appeal is looking for people from across Bath, Bristol, Somerset and Wiltshire to lace up their running shoes and join what is affectionately known as ‘Ted’s Team’ in the Bristol to Bath Marathon to help raise funds for patients at the Royal United Hospital. This brand new Marathon for the South West, will take place on Sunday 25th October and thousands of runners will be treated to the sights of SS Great Britain, the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the beautiful south Gloucestershire countryside, before victoriously crossing the finish line at the Royal Avenue at Bath’s iconic Royal Crescent.

The Forever Friends Appeal is delighted to be an Official Local Charity Partner for the race and to celebrate has 45 guaranteed golden bond places available. With over 5,000 people already signed up to take part, this exciting new event is already proving popular and one not to be missed! The Appeal’s places are available to purchase at a discounted price of £50 and runners are asked to raise £250 towards a ward or department of their choice, or the RUH Cancer Care Campaign which is raising £8.5 million for a pioneering new Cancer Centre at the Hospital. By joining ‘Ted’s Team’ all runners will be helping to transform care for the hundreds and thousands of patients and their families cared for every year by the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

Events and Community Officer for the Appeal, Emily Lynch comments:  “We are so thrilled to have been named Official Local Charity Partner for the very first Bristol + Bath Marathon and are very excited to get a brand new team ‘up and running’ for all of the lovely people who want to step up the pace to support their local Hospital and their local communities. The RUH serves over half a million people from all across Bath, Bristol, Somerset, Wiltshire and occasionally even further afield – that’s a lot of people that fundraising can help! As the race will take runners quite literally right past RUH’s back doorstep, it’s the perfect event to be involved with – and we’re hoping it will give all our runners a little extra inspiration and motivation on the day!”

As part of The Forever Friends Appeal Bristol to Bath team, all runners will receive a jam-packed fundraising pack with loads of training tips and fundraising ideas to help get you all the way to the finish line, a ‘Ted’s Team’ running vest, exclusive team offers, plus the loudest cheers on race day and hugs all round from Big Ted, the Appeal’s cuddly mascot!

The Sanlam Bristol + Bath Marathon, organised by GO2 Events, takes runners from city to city, starting in the vibrant bustling city of Bristol, 26.2 Miles to the elegant Roman Spa city of Bath. It’s the perfect event for those ready to take running to the next level! This brand new marathon for the South West has it all; traffic-free, fully closed roads, historical sights, local spectator support along the route and an epic winner’s medal. Participants will take a challenging, scenic route through three counties for triple the glory.

To support The Forever Friends Appeal in the Bristol to Bath Marathon, and secure your very own Gold Bond place please visit our Bristol to Bath Marathon page. The Appeal are anticipating places will sell out quick so sign up today avoid disappointment! If you already have your own place in the race but would like to join ‘Ted’s Team’ and make a difference to patients at the RUH, please get in touch with the Events Team on 01225 821535 to request your fundraising pack and team running vest.

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