Run for MRF in The Big Half 2020

31 Dec 2019
Run for MRF in The Big Half 2020

There's still time to sign up to run for MRF in the Big Half taking place in London on Sunday 1 March 2019.

The Big Half is a half marathon which shares much of its 13.1 mile route with the world famous London Marathon. It is set to be a celebration at the heart of London with DJs, bands, food and plenty of colour along the route. The deadline for signing up for a place is 31 January, public entries sold out quickly, but you can still choose to enter with an MRF charity place and join the fight against meningitis and septicaemia.

Anyone looking for a New Year challenge is welcome to apply for a charity place with MRF, regardless of whether they’ve been affected by the disease personally or not.

 

"MRF was so supportive and helpful throughout the whole process, they are a fantastic charity who I was extremely proud to run for and wear their colours on the course" - Miranda Grogan, Team MRF

Last year, Miranda Grogan, from Hoddesden, Hertfordshire was inspired to run the Big Half for MRF as a family friend had been affected by meningitis.  She said:  “I was inspired to help MRF reach their goal of a world free from meningitis and septicaemia, and play a small part in ensuring other people don't have to suffer the effects of this truly horrible and life changing disease.”

“This was my first half marathon in London and the atmosphere did not disappoint, the cheers and the support were incredible.  MRF was so supportive and helpful throughout the whole process, they are a fantastic charity who I was extremely proud to run for and wear their colours on the course.”

Meningitis and septicaemia are deadly diseases that strike without warning. One in ten people affected will die and a third of survivors will be left with after-effects, some as serious as brain damage, amputations, blindness or hearing loss. Babies, toddlers and teenagers are the most at risk but anyone can be affected at any age.

The money that runners raise will help support MRF’s lifesaving research into the prevention, detection and early treatment of meningitis and septicaemia and will allow the charity to continue raising awareness and supporting those affected.

Find out more here or contact Lauren

90p/€1 produces a detailed ‘Your Guide’ information pack for parents when a child is recovering from meningitis
Support, meet ups, members' days, conferences, symposia
You don’t need to face meningitis and sepsis alone
Lauren Feast
National Events Fundraiser

Hi, I’m Lauren and I’m looking after this event.

If you’ve got a question or want to know more, please don’t hesitate to email me or call me.

Tel: 0333 405 6240
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