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Free entry to mini mile marathon event

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It will be all smiles again Picture Kevin Meredith

YOUNGSTERS who want to get running can join in with the Brighton Marathon weekend for free again this year

Organisers have announced that for the second year running the Kids and Teens Mini Mile Races will have no charge.

The Grounded Events Company, organisers of the Brighton Marathon Weekend, are looking forward to another bumper year raising funds for Cancer Research UK.

Tom Naylor, managing director, said: “Last year saw the biggest number of entrants yet for the Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens Mini Mile Races which was absolutely fantastic.

“We love to see children and teenagers signing up year after year and hopefully more will enter now that it is free once again thanks to or partners Gatwick Airport. If we can inspire more children to take up running, then that’s a huge achievement for the Brighton Marathon Weekend.”

The Kids & Teens’ Mini Mile Races give youngsters aged seven to 17 the chance to run a one-mile distance around Preston Park and experience the atmosphere of Brighton Marathon Weekend while having fun with family and friends.

Melanie Wrightson, Community Engagement Manager at Gatwick, said: “Gatwick Airport is proud to return as one of the main sponsors of this year’s Brighton Marathon Weekend and is pleased to confirm it is, once again, waiving the entry fee to the Cancer Research UK ‘Kids & Teens’ Mini Mile event.

“As a family friendly airport, Gatwick is fully committed to providing all children, regardless of age, ability or background, with the opportunity to take part in sport and lead a healthy lifestyle.”

Money raised in sponsorship and donations through the Mini Mile Races will support Cancer Research UK ‘Kids & Teens’ and help fund vital research into cancers affecting children, teens and young adults.

Lynn Daly, spokeswoman for Cancer Research UK, said: “Cancer Research UK ‘Kids & Teens’ is excited to be title sponsor of the Mini Mile for a third year. Since 2016 we have raised more than £50,000 and this year we’re looking to raise another £30,000. It’s fantastic that children are able to enter the Mini Mile, which is such a fun and enjoyable day, and at the same time, contribute to our research into cancers affecting children and teenagers.”

Entries for the Cancer Research UK ‘Kids & Teens’ Mini Mile Races opened on Thursday. Go to the Argus website to click on the link and enter. Enter here: www.brightonmarathonweekend.co.uk/events/mini-mile/

The partnership benefits Gatwick Airport’s national charity partner, Cancer Research UK, by waiving the entry fee to the Cancer Research UK ‘Kids & Teens’ Mini Mile Races.

Instead of paying an entry fee, entrants are invited to make an optional donation to Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens.


Source: The Argus