Ramathon Launch

After an 18 year gap, the Ramathon Half Marathon race returns and Derby MRT are one of the selected beneficiaries.

Team members joined organisers, sponsors and the winner of the first race to mark the opening of the 13.1 mile race for entry. All 1000 places in the main race sold out within 8 hours of the launch, but organisers are hoping to be able to create another 500 places in time for the race.

The event takes place on June 8th and starts and finishes in the beautiful grounds of Elvaston Castle.  The team will be on hand on the day to talk to the public and to help out if their skills are required. Race Director, Richard Kay said: “It’s taken a lot of hard effort by the team to reach this stage, but we’re really excited to finally launch the event.

“We’re expecting this to be a fantastic race and hope it encourages lots of people to put on their running shoes and get training”.

The race is aimed at not just serious runners, but those people taking part for perhaps the very first time.  To help those unused to such distances, free breakfast training runs are being organised each month so people can build up to the big race with like minded people. Breakfast runs will take place monthly on Sundays, starting in January and include warm up, structured training run and a sports massage at the end of the session.

Apart from the main half-marathon race, there is also a mini-marathon fun run for younger runners  and the Birchover Business Team run, where companies are asked to enter teams of five to part in the full distance race.  Entry for the team run opens on Wednesday, 5th February and is limited to the first 20 teams.

For full detals, see the website at www.ramathon.co.uk

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