Your chance to run the London marathon for charity

Challenge: Take on marathon for charity
Challenge: Take on marathon for charity
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Local marathon runners who might be interested in taking part in this year’s London marathon, are being encouraged to sign up to take the challenge on behalf of a national charity.

Sense, the national deafblind charity, is offering budding athletes from across Lancashire the opportunity to take the challenge of a lifetime to run the infamous marathon race.

The charity, that supports and campaigns for people who are both deaf and blind across the North West, has guaranteed places for the iconic race in April.

Tara Hamdi from Sense, said: “The London Marathon is one of the world’s greatest but getting a place can be difficult, so Sense wants to give local runners the chance to run for a cause close to home.

“Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a novice we’ll support you every step of the way, from training and fundraising to the big day itself.”

Fulwood teenager Elizabeth Tranter took part in last year’s event to raise funds for the charity, as part of the Huddersfield Marathon Band where she is a first year music student.

They raised at least £60,000 and completed the course in six hours 57 minutes, all while playing at the same time.

They crossed the finish line playing, ‘The Great Escape.’

If you would like to run for Sense, you can register online at www.sense.org.uk/londonmarathon, call the Marathon Hotline on 0300 330 9257 or email marathon@sense.org.uk.

The closing date is January 23.