Run the Edinburgh Marathon for Meningitis Research

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PEOPLE in Angus, and from all over Scotland, are encouraged to take part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival in aid of the Meningitis Research Foundation.

The Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is looking for runners to take part in the marathon, which takes place over the course of two days, May 25 and 26, and join them in the fight against deadly diseases which can strike without warning, sometimes killing in hours.

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is the UK’s second biggest marathon and the course was voted the fastest marathon in the UK and Edinburgh the second best city in the UK for runners - so it’s fast, picturesque and flat making it a must-do for runners, fund raisers and anyone looking to set a personal best.

There is something for all runners of all ages and abilities, the marathon, half, 10K or 5K.

MRF also need teams of four to compete in the Relay race which is perfect for those who are not quite ready for the full 26 miles.

Each team member runs one ‘leg’ of the course and these range with distances varying between five and eight miles.

Entry for the Marathon Festival is free but runners will be asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £200 or £400 depending on which race is selected.

All competitors will receive goody bags and medals for taking part in the event and as well as this, MRF will provide a running pack, fund raising support and a prize for the top fund raiser.

With over 30,000 runners taking part over the two days this is the biggest running event in the Scotland.

Mary Millar, the charity manager of the Scotland office said: “Every penny raised by signing up to run in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival will allow us to continue our vital work into the prevention, detection and treatment of the diseases and provide support to those who have lost a loved one or face a lifetime of serious disabilities.”

If you are interested you can book your place to run for the Meningitis Research Foundation by or to find out more information on meningitis you can contact Alison Baker on 0131 5102345 or email alisonbaker@scotland-meningitis.org.uk.