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Run Britain - News - Sponsors announced for Greater Manchester Marathon
With just over 2 months to go until the Greater Manchester Marathon, the first marathon to take place in the area in a decade, organisers are pleased to announce partners and supporters for the iconic 2012 race.
Places have been selling fast with nearly 7,000 runners so far registered to take on the 26.2 mile route through Trafford, the sporting heart of Greater Manchester, on Sunday 29th April 2012. The race starts and finishes in Longford Park, Stretford, welcoming elite runners as well as anyone wanting to take on a personal challenge. The race limit is 8,000 runners and those wishing to take part and be on the start line should sign up quickly.
Sponsoring partners announced this week include Brooks Sports, Up and Running, Gatorade, Garmin, Virgin Money Giving, Marathon-Photos, HSS Hire, Myers Lister Price Solicitors and Trafford Council.
Supporters involved with the Greater Manchester Marathon 2012 announced so far include Moving Comfort, Clif Bar and Breathe Unity.
Simon Hill, MD of Xtra Mile Events commented: ‘We are very proud to welcome such strong partners on board to support the Greater Manchester Marathon. This is a historical event in its own right and I am pleased that we have partners and supporters on board who share our belief and passion and will grow this race with us over the years to come. A huge thank you to everyone involved!’
The marathon route is one of the world’s flattest and fastest, taking runners past the Imperial War Museum, the new Media City, Trafford Park and Dunham Massey. Entry fees are £44 for affiliated runners and £46 for non affiliated runners.
For the 2012 Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford the event has forged relationships with five key local charities (Henshaws Society for the Blind, The Christie Charitable Fund, Manchester United Foundation, 102 Capital FM Help a Child, and Shoot for the Moon) and two national charities (Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie Cancer Care). Many runners are also raising funds for numerous other charities of their choosing.
Go to www.greatermanchestermarathon.com for further details and to secure your place now.
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