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RMCH Charity is Official Partner of 2015 ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon

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On 15th July RMCH Charity attended the official launch of the 2015 ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford. Held at The Lawn, Spinningfields, the date for the race was confirmed as 19th April 2015.

The launch was particularly noteworthy as RMCH Charity was announced as an official charity of the marathon. Represented by mascot, Humphrey, RMCH Charity were keen to run up support from potential runners. Armed with green apples, to feed the health-conscious athletes, the team promoted the limited number of free places the charity has available.

Opened by Race Director Simon Hill, the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon takes in some of Manchester's most famous sites, around the Trafford area of the city, promoted as the UK's flattest, fastest and friendliest marathons. One of the flattest in the world, with only 54m elevation gain, this makes the race great for anyone looking to do their first marathon, or for those wanting to set a new personal best time.

RMCH Charity are encouraging runners of a variety of abilities to put their best foot forward with 2 and 4 leg relay options also available. This gives runners who don't want to cover the full marathon distance the opportunity to take part whilst still experiencing the race day atmosphere.

Hannah Thomas, Events and PR Manager for Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity said:

"Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity are delighted to be a partner for the 2015 ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon. In 2014 we had 160 runners take part in the marathon for us.  This year we now want to build on this brilliant number and have more runners than ever for 2015.

We have a limited number of free places available for those wanting to take on a new challenge or to wanting to gain a personal best."

ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon Race Director Simon Hill, added:

"We are proud to have RMCH Charity on board for the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon 2015 race. I have experienced the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital with my family and I can confirm from personal experience that they offer a superb, dedicated service. I would like to encourage as many people as possible to run and to raise valuable funds for the RMCH Charity."

For further information and details on how to sign up for one of RMCH Charity's free places visit www.rmchcharity.org.uk or call 0161 276 4522.

Participants can also sign up at www.greatermanchestermarathon.com . When registering 'Royal Manchester Children's Hospital' can be selected from the drop down menu on the registration page. The charity will then be automatically sent your details by the marathon organisers.


For further information about RMCH Charity please contact: Aimee Lawless on aimee.lawless@cmft.nhs.uk or 07827886288


For further details about the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon please contact: info@breatheunity.com or call 0161 932 1409

Notes to Editors about RMCH Charity:

•             The Charity provides resources to make a difficult time a little bit easier for children and their families who use Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

•             Royal Manchester Children's Hospital treats over 200,000 patients every year.  They come from all over the North West of England and from other parts of the country for some highly specialised treatments.

•             Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity is part of the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charity.  Registered charity number 1049274.

•             The other hospitals which make up Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charity are: University Dental Hospital of Manchester Charity; Manchester Royal Eye Hospital Charity; Manchester Royal Infirmary Charity; Saint Mary's Hospital Charity; Trafford Hospitals Charity