Meningitis charity offers chance to run in The Big Half

National charity Meningitis Research Foundation has a fantastic opportunity for anyone who wants to get a place to run along with Mo Farah and thousands of others on March 4 in The Big Half – a new even from the organisers of the London Marathon.

MRF still has some charity places available for the event – which require their runners to guarantee to raise a set amount for the good cause.

Sharing much of its 13.1-mile route with the London Marathon, starting at Tower Bridge and finishing at Greenwich Park, The Big Half is set to be a celebration at the heart of London, with DJs, bands, food and plenty of colour along the route.

Anyone looking for a New Year challenge is welcome to apply for a charity place with MRF, regardless of whether they’ve been affected by the disease personally or not. By joining Team MRF runners will be given a fundraising and training pack, a running vest with iron on name, and support from MRF’s dedicated fundraising team.

To find out more, click here, or contact The deadline for signing up is Friday January 26.

Meningitis and septicaemia are deadly diseases that strike without warning. 1 in 10 people affected will die and one-third of survivors will be left with after-effects, some as serious as brain damage, amputations, blindness or hearing loss. Babies, toddlers and teenagers are the most at risk but anyone can be affected at any age.

The money that runners raise at The Big Half will help support MRF’s lifesaving research into the prevention, detection and early treatment of meningitis and septicaemia and will allow the charity to continue raising awareness and supporting individuals and families affected.

Check the symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia at or call the free helpline on 080 8800 3344.

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