February 28, 2011 1 Comment
Diabetes causes more deaths than breast and prostate cancer combined. Join Diabetes UK on the BUPA 10K in May or Virgin Active London Triathlon in July and help them continue to fund research in to finding a cure for this serious life-long condition.
Help support the 2.8 million people diagnosed with diabetes across the UK and help Diabetes UK to continue to fund research in to finding a cure for one of the biggest health challenges facing the UK.
Diabetes UK have guaranteed places for the…
BUPA London 10,000
Monday 30 May 2011
£300 minimum sponsorship
Presented by the London Marathon and run on the course likely to be used for the 2012 Olympic marathons, the BUPA London 10,000 starts and finishes in St. James Park.
The race starts on Birdcage Walk and follows an anti-clockwise route around the City of Westminster and the City of London via Parliament Square, Embankment, Blackfriars Bridge, Queen Victoria Street, Cannon Street, Great Tower Street, Crutched Friars, Fenchurch Street, Cornhill, Queen Victoria Street, Puddle Dock, Embankment, Horseguards Avenue, Whitehall and via Trafalgar Square to the finish on The Mall.
Runners pass many of London’s famous sights including Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the London Eye, Cleopatra’s Needle, Tate Gallery, the Millennium Bridge, the Monument, Lloyds of London, Leadenhall Market, Bank of England, Mansion House, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Horse Guards Parade, Nelson’s Column and Admiralty Arch. Buckingham Palace acts as the backdrop to the start and finish.
Click HERE for further information about running the BUPA London 10,000 for Diabetes UK and download an application form now.
…or, for the really adventurous:
Virgin Active London Triathlon
Saturday 30 – Sunday 31 July 2011
If you’re a first timer, enthusiast, elite or even a team of three, here’s your chance to take part in the World’s largest and most iconic triathlon. Distances start from as little as a 400m swim, 10km bike and 2.5km run… and there won’t be a car in sight!
Swim in London Docklands
Bike past Big Ben
Run alongside Canary Wharf.
Super Sprint 400m Swim / 10km Bike / 2.5km Run
Sprint 750m Swim / 20km Bike / 5km Run
Olympic Age-Group 1500m Swim / 40km Bike / 10km Run
Individual Entry = £84 with £350 minimum sponsorship
Team Entry (three people) = £240 with £1000 minimum sponsorship
Click HERE for further information about entering the Virgin Active London Triathlon.
Some Diabetes Facts:
- Diabetes is one of the biggest health challenges facing the UK today
- One person is diagnosed with diabetes every three minutes in the UK
- Diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness and amputation if not diagnosed early enough or managed in the correct way
- Diabetes costs the NHS £1 million pounds an hour
- Diabetes causes more deaths than breast and prostate cancer combined
Find out more at www.diabetes.org.uk