Scarborough residents urged to put best foot forward to support Martin House

Scarborough residents are being urged to sign up for a new challenge by putting on their running shoes in 2021 to raise cash for Martin House Hospice.

Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 8:59 pm
Runners who sign up to support Martin House will receive a fundraising pack and a running top.

After major running events were cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19, the hospice is now hoping people will sign up to join events planned for later this year, including the Great North Run.

As well as the Great North Run, Martin House has places in the Leeds and York 10Ks, Leeds Half Marathon and the Yorkshire Marathon.

Runners who sign up to run for Martin House each receive a fundraising pack and support from the events team to help them reach their sponsorship target, along with a Martin House running top.

Nikki Denton, events fundraising manager at Martin House, said: “We’re so excited to be able to offer places in this year’s runs.

“We’re all really hopeful that as the Covid-19 vaccine rolls out, everything will go ahead as planned this year.

“After the year we’ve all just had, and even though we’ve just returned into lockdown, we hope people will feel still motivated to sign up and take on a challenge, whether they are putting on trainers for the first time or are a seasoned runner.”

Go to www.martinhouse.org.uk/events to find out more and to sign up.