Runners all set for annual Meadows Marathon

The Meadows Marathon committee
The Meadows Marathon committee
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The annual Meadows Marathon takes place on Sunday, March 8 with more than 500 runners already registered for a student-organised event which the committee, pictured left to right, Eilidh Bass, Sophie Glenn, Helena Wilson, Tom Newbigging, Hannah Taylor, Andrew Taylor, Caitlin Watt and Charlotte Mitchell hope will raise more than £25,000 for charity.

Distances to be covered cater for all levels of running ability and this year a 10k event will be included along with the traditional 5km, half marathon and full marathon.

The event is often used as training for the Edinburgh and London marathons by serious runners, but organisers are also having a costume competition for best dressed team offering a voucher to GBK and the best dressed individual will win cinema tickets to the Cameo.

The main focus is fundraising for charity partners ranging from local charities working with disadvantaged children in Edinburgh to international crisis charities. The charity partners will benefit from a proportion of the registration fees and runners can choose to fundraise for a charity partner or a charity of their choice.

The event is open to all ages, although those under 16 must be supervised by an adult. For further details see www.meadowsmarathon.org.uk, Meadows Marathon on Facebook, Twitter: @meadowsmarathon and Instagram: @meadowsmarathon.

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