The JCP Swansea Half Marathon which is due to take place on Sunday 17th October at 8am from the Brangwyn Hall will mean that runners can turn their miles into smiles for the charities they support this year.
Charity fundraising has been severely affected as a result of so many events like the JCP Swansea Half Marathon being postponed or cancelled during the last 18 months. Although the team at Front Runner Events have hosted a series of virtual events to enable runners to maintain their fitness, set targets as well as an opportunity to fundraise, without the main event, the level of charity fundraising is lower than in previous years.
Tash Smith, Event Manager at Front Runner Events commented:
“We are so happy to be getting back to events this year and being one of the largest fundraising events of the year in Swansea, it offers runners a great opportunity to make their miles go further. It has been great to see runners do their bit to raise funds for the charities we have been working with over the years and we would love to see this continue in 2021.”
Elizabeth Ferrar, Centre Fundraising Organiser of Maggie’s Swansea said:
“When the majority of our fundraising activities had to stop due to the pandemic, this was a major blow to the team at Maggie’s as these events provided much needed income. The JCP Swansea Half Marathon is a big event for us, especially with it being local to our centre. It offers a fantastic platform for fundraising and helps bring in essential funds to the centre. As a registered charity, Maggie’s relies solely on the generosity of their supporters, through
fundraising and donations so we really would like to give a big thanks to those supporting #TeamMaggies this year and hope to see some new faces join the team!”
Front Runner Events are delighted to announce that there are a number of charity places remaining with their official charity partners. To find the charity important to you go to: www.swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk/run-for-charity/ where you can find out how you can register to run for charity.
The JCP Swansea Half Marathon is a licenced event on fully marshalled, closed roads. It is a flat, fast course that is perfect for beginners, and experienced half marathon runners.
To find out more on the event and what to expect on race day go to: www.swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk