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Breaking News ! A virtual running event from the organisers of the Cambridge Half Marathon has opened spaces for friends to compete in Cambridge. ‘Run Everyone’ will see teams racing throughout March to keep fit and fundraise. The celebrated Cambridge Half Marathon is still scheduled to go ahead in October this year, in partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK) Town and Gown 10k. Adam Moffat, Cambridge Half Marathon Director, said: “This is an incredibly stressful time for people and with no fixed date when the lockdown will end, it is important that we have a focus and something positive to get involved in. “Run Everyone has been specifically designed to work during lockdown. Read More Related Articles 'Glorious' Cambridge walking route voted one of the best in all of Great Britain Read More Related Articles Cambridge Half Marathon 2021: Organisers announce official race date and new 'running festival' “People can run alone, with dogs, pushchairs or with a running partner in line with current restrictions, but their efforts will contribute to their teams’ overall score.” When the new virtual event was first announced in November 2020, it was intended to generate some healthy rivalry amongst local businesses. But in response to the third national lockdown, organisers announced yesterday (January 13) that the event has opened up to groups of friends, clubs and any eager teams in Cambridge. There will be six live leaderboards throughout March, updated daily so people can check out the competition.
. It costs £25 to enter, and all participants will get a bespoke running top sent to their home before March, as well as a medal just for taking part. Run Everyone is fundraising for national and local charities, including CPSL Mind, which supports people with mental health problems across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire. Zoe Doherty, Fundraising Consultant for CPSL Mind, said: “January is typically a hard time for many, but this new lockdown is going to make it particularly tough.
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“Run Everyone is a fantastic new initiative from the TTP Cambridge Half organisers that gives people a sense of community as well as a reason to get outside and exercise. “We want everyone to be able to talk openly about their mental health and encourage any activity that helps people to do so. “Now that the race is open to everyone, we encourage as many people to get involved as possible. We certainly will be!” To find out more about Run Everyone and sign up, visit the website here.