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Friday, 16 September 2011

5k for 10k

Just a quick note to let you know of a charity run (or walk!) taking place on the 25th September on Wimbledon common. It's a great opportunity to tackle a short run for a good cause and the location is fabulous too, so it' definitely worth a could even win something.

I, will be taking part, despite celebrating my 40th the night before, so there really is no excuse (you may spot me walking very slowly at the back with shades and a green-ish complexion...).
You can sponsor me online here... virginmoneygiving

For those less energetic, they do need volunteer marshals, so you can do something to help without even breaking into a sweat!
The Victoria Foundation invites you to join our first 5k fun run/walk on 25th September 2011. This promises to be a fabulous event with a relaxed atmosphere suitable for all the family - an ideal event for beginners and experienced runners alike. The race is supported by and is being organised in partnership with The Athena Network.
ALL LEVELS WELCOME - you can run, walk or do both. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and run/walk the course with them.'

The race will start from the beautiful Cannizaro House with a route through Cannizaro Park and Wimbledon Common. There will be a PRIZE for the most imaginative outfit!

Why not sign up today?THE REGISTRATION FEE IS £20 per adult. All those who register will receive on the race day: a cap, t-shirt, medal and goody bag after the race. PLEASE REGISTER ASAP TO GUARANTEE YOUR PLACE.

Please visit for several free training plans to get you in shape for the race!

Remember to consult your doctor before starting any new exercise.

Let us know how your training and fundraising is going at our race blog -

We ask each ADULT who takes part in the race to raise £100. We are aiming to have 100 ADULTS taking part, which means the fundraising total could be £10,000.  If everyone aims high they will raise £100 in sponsorship - you could ask 10 friends to sponsor you £10 each, or you could arrange a get together or a quiz … with 15 friends or colleagues, you could charge them £10 each and raise £150 - £100 sponsorship and £50 to cover your costs.
Download your sponsorship form TODAY!

Marshalls needed, volunteer now:
If you don't fancy the run but you want to do something to help, we need marshals to help ensure the race is safe and everyone stays on the route. If you would like to volunteer as a marshal email Lorna Votier as soon as possible.

NB Marshals need to be available from 9am - 2pm on 25th September 2011. Please read the details for what is involved.

On the day:
REGISTRATION OPENS AT 10am in Cannizaro House and the race starts at 11am. We are extremely grateful to Cannizaro House for providing refreshments before the race and a room to register in.
NB There are no facilities for storing valuables and no parking available in the Cannizaro House car park but there are parking spaces in the surrounding area

Race number:
You will receive your race number when you register on the day of the race, please bring safety pins to pin this to your t-shirt.

Please note: Water will be provided before and after the race but not around the 5k course. 

Raised funds:
The funds you will raise will help to improve many lives by funding much need support for those living with breast cancer and accessible transport for local groups and individuals. DON'T DELAY AND SIGN UP TODAY! Download the REGISTRATION FORM or sign up ONLINE 

You should aim to have collected your sponsorship donations before the race if at all possible as you may find it difficult to find the time after the race. You can bring your sponsorship form and the funds you have raised on race day and pass to The Victoria Foundation or post to The Victoria Foundation or create an online fundraising page at Virgin Money Giving.

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