Hospice Challenges Brummies to Take on Alternative Marathon

This October, a local charity is encouraging Brummies to take on a unique marathon challenge, which will see participants run, walk, swim or cycle 26.2 miles to help raise funds for hospice care.

Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice’s ‘i-Marathon’ is a virtual fitness challenge where people complete the distance of a marathon but have the entire month of October to do it. This type of marathon is ideal for beginners or those with busy lifestyles, i-Marathon allows participants to choose their preferred sporting activity, as well as pick how far, how often, when and where they complete it.

So it could be one mile of walking every day for 26 days, six miles of cycling in the gym every weekend, or a mixture of swimming and running throughout the month – whatever the preferred style is, it’s a fantastic opportunity for people to introduce exercise into their day-to-day schedules. The aim of this marathon is to raise vital funds for the charity, which provides care and support to local people living with life-limiting illness.

Participants will receive a free hospice t-shirt when they sign up, and for those who reach their 26.2 mile goal and raise the minimum sponsorship of £26, they’ll be awarded with a commemorative medal. Raise over £40 and participants will also receive a special 40th hospice water bottle. Raise over £100 and participants will receive a mystery prize!

Registration for the i-Marathon costs £5 and participants can sign up, here: www.birminghamhospice.org.uk/i-marathon


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