Pull on your running shoes for charity

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Funds are being raised for Action For Kids

National kids and young people’s charity, Action For Kids, is encouraging marathon runners who have missed out on a place in the Virgin London Marathon to consider applying for a place in this year’s Brighton Marathon.

Many charity runners are disappointed each year when they fail to secure a place in the London Marathon. However, there is still an opportunity to fulfil that ambition and take on the challenge with Action For Kids, who are offering runners the chance to take part in the Brighton Marathon.

“The London Marathon is so popular these days that many runners who would really like to run and support a charity have difficulty getting a place,” says Lucy Duxbury, Events and Community Officer at the charity.

“But the Brighton Marathon offers the same physical challenge and takes in stunning coastal views and a tour of this fun-loving party city. What’s more, the crowd support is also breathtaking, with supporters lining the streets to cheer each and every runner on to the finish line.”

Everyone who volunteers to run the Brighton Marathon for Action For Kids receives help and support from the charity, including a welcome pack full of fundraising ideas and training advice, a personalised AFK running vest and guidance on setting up an online fundraising page.

Says Lucy: “We are encouraging all our runners to raise £500 (a lot less than the average London Marathon sponsorship target!) and every runner will know that they have helped to support a really worthwhile charity that makes a difference to so many young people’s lives.”

Action For Kids supports children and young people with both physical and learning disabilities find greater levels of independence and opportunity through the provision of appropriate aid and support.

Public entries to this year’s Brighton Marathon, which takes place on Sunday 14th April, have now closed, so the only way to enter is through a charity such as Action For Kids.

To find out more about running the Brighton Marathon and helping Action For Kids, please visit: http://www.actionforkids.org/brightonmarathon.asp.

To find out more about Action For Kids and its work, please visit: www.actionforkids.org