LOROS appeal to Harborough runners to help make Leicester Marathon ‘biggest ever’

Photo is taken from the 2011 Leicester Marathon

The organisers of the Leicester Marathon 2012 are appealing to members of the public in Harborough to make this year’s event the biggest and best ever.  The event, which has taken place in the city centre for the past 5 years, is an important fundraiser for the charity. As organisers of the event, LOROS are hoping that this year’s marathon, which takes place in October, will attract a record number of runners and spectators.

Applications are arriving in the LOROS offices at the rate of 10 per day, but there is still enough time for non-runners to enter and train for the big day which is 4 months away.  The marathon has grown significantly since it was first run in the city centre and last year attracted over 1600 half marathon runners and nearly 500 marathon participants.

Race organiser Christian Weikert-Picker comments “With the 2012 Nottingham Marathon having to be cancelled due to problems with the proposed route, we’d like to encourage people around the Midlands, and especially Leicestershire, to get involved in this year’s race. There is still enough time for runners of all abilities to train and we are also hoping to see lots of spectators along the route.”

The event is open to all ages and abilities and with its relatively flat route, is designed to help runners achieve a fast time. Starting and finishing in Victoria Park, the marathon will take participants on a tour through the city centre. “Although it’s an urban route, we think that competitors will be surprised by the many attractive rural areas and parks along the way,” comments Mr Weikert-Picker.

For more details on how to enrol in the Marathon, Half Marathon, Freeth Cartwright Corporate Relay and the Ted Toft Mile for Young People and download an online application form visit www.leicestermarathon.org.uk.

LOROS is a local charity dedicated to providing care and support for the terminally ill within the Leicestershire and Rutland area for over twenty five years. The LOROS hospice costs a minimum of £4 million to run; it provides support to around 2,500 patients and their families each year and relies solely on donations and fundraising.

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