Did you know that there are still charity places available for the Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon on 5 March 2017 via our Charity Partner Cancer Research UK!
The 2017 event is set to be the biggest and best yet, with 9000 places selling out in just 3 days. But don't fret! You can still enter via Cancer Research UK which is the ONLY way to gain an entry now.
So far the Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon has raised over £500k for Cancer Research UK, so please help us reach the next milestone for this amazing charity.
Secure your place in the 2017 Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon for just £20, with a pledge to raise a minimum of £350 in sponsorship.
Meet Matt. “I’ve never run anything in my life other than a bath. But I'm running the Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon for Cancer Research UK because we can't have people like Ed leaving us so early. Ed was two weeks older than me, and throughout our childhood we pretty much lived in each other’s pockets. Growing up in Cambridge, we rode our bikes together, we kicked footballs against the wall of my house and upset my mother, we went to rock concerts together, we set fire to things together (shh) and even flirted with the same girl (that was an interesting few weeks). He was my best friend. And in June this year he passed away after contracting a rare form of cancer.
"He was a Strength & Conditioning coach, who successfully set up his own business despite any adversity thrown his way. An extremely motivated man both in work and in life, he was a strong build, a rugby player. To see someone like that deteriorate so quickly… it makes you re-evaluate your life. The thing about Ed was that he was a fighter. If someone said to him, “This is quite a challenge, isn’t it?” he’d reply: “Isn’t that the point?” When I run the Saucony Cambridge Half in March, I know I’ll hear his voice in my head saying “one more step, one more step…” It will be an endurance feat to honour the coaching work Ed did with such passion. Cambridge is my, our, home town. And perhaps most fittingly, the race itself is on what would have been Ed’s birthday weekend.”
Inspired? Make your place count in this year’s Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon and support the Official Charity Partner Cancer Research UK. Get your fundraising pack and set up your JustGiving page today!