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The Toy Trust seeks athletes to take part in the Vitality Big Half

Published on: December 4th, 2019

Runners are invited to secure their place in the race for free, while attempting to raise at least £500 in sponsorship.

The Toy Trust has secured a number of places for members to run in the Vitality Big Half in March 2020. The half marathon, organised by the team behind the London Marathon, is a fun day out for all the family. Beginning and ending at the Vitality Big Festival, which features music on The Vitality Big Stage, deserving runners can enjoy great food options, health and well-being classes, and plenty of additional opportunities to keep active throughout the day.

The Toy Trust is looking for members to sign up to run at the event, securing their place in a great central London half marathon whilst raising money for the industry’s charity. Places in the event are free (subject to availability) and provided courtesy of the Toy Trust, with a fundraising target of £500 per runner. The Toy Trust supports hundreds of charities that better the lives of disadvantaged and disabled children, and all monies raised are distributed to these worthy charities.

Among those taking part in the race will be the BTHA’s director of fairs and public relations, Natasha Crookes. Natasha commented: “I have (possibly very stupidly) agreed to run the London Vitality half marathon for the Toy Trust next March. I am not a natural runner and having done nothing for many years, so I’ve had to start from scratch from the couch to 5k in the hope I can get to the end of that and then… simply quadruple it! What could possibly go wrong, with West Country weather and Cornish hills for training thrown in?”

To donate to Natasha’s fundraising efforts, please visit her Virgin Money page by clicking here.

Regardless of if you’re a seasoned runner, or are simply looking for a new challenge for 2020, the Toy Trust wants to hear from you. Please get in touch with Matt Jones to register for a place in the event – matt@btha.co.uk.

The event date is Sunday 1st March 2020. The event website provides all essential details; click here for more information.

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