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How To Support Marie Curie By Being Sporty

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by Bryony Harrison (subscribe)
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Run or Ramble, Cycle, Swim, Let's Raise Money With A Grin


If ever you needed a bit of motivation to get active, then let Marie Curie Cancer Care give you that extra push to set you sailing on the way to fitness. Getting into the sporting mind frame will not only be good for your own health, but will also bring a ray of sunshine into the lives of terminally ill patients.

If you want to raise money for Marie Curie this year, then why not get on your bike, put on your hiking boots, or set off on a grand adventure? The charity has dozens of events that you can take part in and, if none of them appeal to you, you can even organise your own fundraiser.

Cycling



London to Paris: 24th-27th July

Dare 2b Yorkshire Festival of Cycling: 4th-6th July

Prudential RideLondon: 10th August

Etape Series: 11th May & 20th July

Nightrider London: 7th-8th June

Giant Causeway Coast Sportive: 13th September

Land's End to John O'Groats: 28th August - 8th September

Malin Mizen: 23rd - 30th May 2015

Walk Ten



The entire country can take part in this 10km walk, which takes place in different locations across the UK between July and September. From Sandringham and Sissinghurst Castle to Hampton Court Palace and the Dalkeith Estate, wander through wonderful landscapes, and finish off with a picnic and fireworks.

Marathons



Whether you're in Bath, Brighton or Belfast you can run an almost endless number of full and half marathons this year. There will be festivals, days in the Royal parks, and even a McVititie's Jaffa Cakes Mud Marathon.

Swimming



Great North Swim: 13th-15th June

Padstow to Rock Swim: 20th July

Monster Swim Scotland: TBA

Extreme Challenges



Want to go that extra mile? Literally? Then challenge yourself to one of Marie Curie's big time fundraisers. A triathalon may mean three times as much work, but is three times as rewarding too. But that is nothing compared to an ultra-marathon, which could see you running between 25km - 100km. It also gives you the fantastic excuse to roam the great wild world in a trek overseas. See awe inspiring landmarks like Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, and The Great Wall of China.
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Why? Raise money for charity
When: 2nd March - 17th October
Phone: 0845 052 4184
Where: Across the UK
Cost: 10 - 350 registration
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