Fitness fanatics urged to get in training to help raise funds for Marie Curie - The Solihull Observer

Fitness fanatics urged to get in training to help raise funds for Marie Curie

Solihull Editorial 5th Aug, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016   0

RUNNERS and Cyclists are invited to turn out in force and take part in the annual Blythe Valley Park Charity Duathlon, in aid of Marie Curie.

Now in its 12th year, the event will be in partnership with on-site gym Virgin Active and organised by Shirley Lions Club.

Taking place on Sunday, September 13, the day will include 5k and 10k challenges for runners and cyclists, as well as a family fun run.

Entry costs £10 for adults and £5 for children under 12 years, with family tickets available for £20.

All entry fees will be donated to the Marsh Lane Hospice which provides care and support to more than 2,000 patients and their families.

Amy McNaughton-Brown, Community Fundraiser at Marie Curie, said: “We offer quality care and clinical support to all our patients by providing excellent day services to those in our hospice and outpatient facilities which enable as many patients as possible to remain at home with loved ones.

“We would like to thank Blythe Valley Business Park, Shirley Lions, Virgin Active and all this year’s duathlon competitors for their support which will enable us to continue providing the best possible care to all our patients and their families.”

To enter, visit or for sponsorship forms and opportunities, please contact Deborah Fennell on 0121 701 5583.

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