The University of Plymouth has recruited a team of ten runners for Britain’s Ocean City Half Marathon.
The team, made up of University staff, health professionals, and runners from various companies in Devon including Sponge UK, have come together in joint support of the world-leading brain tumour research in the University.
The calibre of the research into brain tumours here led to a successful partnership with the charity Brain Tumour Research so that we became a Centre of Excellence, one of only four in the UK.
Why the team are doing this
- Brain tumour research is woefully underfunded, receiving just 1% of national spend on cancer research.
- Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer.
- Around 16,000 people a year in the UK are diagnosed with brain cancer.
- At this rate, it will take 100 years for research into brain tumours to catch up with the discoveries made in other cancer research areas.
Source: Brain Tumour Research
Sponsor our team
The team are hoping to raise £1,000 towards the research. With your help they could achieve or even smash that goal. Visit our JustGiving page to donate any amount and thank you for your support.
If you are running the half marathon and have not yet nominated a charity, why not choose to support the world-leading brain tumour research at the University? You can link your own JustGiving page to ours, we’ll even provide a training-shirt and running jersey – just let us know when you’ve signed-up.
About the half marathon
The half marathon is an annual traffic-free road race, taking in stunning coastal views, the beautiful grounds of the National Trust's Saltram Park and the iconic Plymouth Hoe. The race starts on the Hoe, running along the seafront to the Barbican before heading out to Saltram and returning back to the Hoe via the Barbican. This is a half marathon designed for the joy of running.
The race will start at 08:30.
Visit the marathon website for information including timings, route details, entry into the race and FAQs.