Reading Half Marathon Announces 250 Free Entries for NHS Staff
Reading Half Marathon organisers have announced that they will give out 250 race entries to NHS staff at this year’s event, taking place on 1 November 2020.
Goldline Events are giving away free tickets on a first-come-first-serve basis to celebrate and thank the hard work of the NHS during the fight against COVID-19.
“We want to celebrate our NHS staff, applaud their hard work and send our warmest love and support,” says Judith Manson, Race Director of the Reading Half Marathon.
“There is no community quite like the running community – it’s one of passion, dedication, camaraderie and positivity,” she says. We will celebrate the nation’s strength to overcome what is one of the most anxious, challenging and unsettling times we’ve faced, and the incredible efforts of our runners and NHS staff to get through the COVID-19 crisis, as one.”
“We can’t thank them enough and just hope that by offering these free race entries, we can give a little back, as well as a goal to work towards, to power them through these incredibly tough times,” Judith adds.
Sister race, Robin Hood Half Marathon, celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, will also be giving away 200 free entries to NHS staff for the event on 27 September 2020.
Original Author: Andrea Gaini of Runner’s World
Article Syndicated from msn.com