Royal Parks Half Marathon 2018
Sign up to run the Royal Parks Half Marathon for charity Feed the Minds and help put an end to FGM.
By running for Feed the Minds in the Royal Parks Half Marathon you will help women and girls around the world, like Bridget (pictured below), to say no to female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM), to stand up for their rights and transform their own lives.
“Globally, it is estimated that at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone some form of FGM.” UN. http://www.un.org/en/events/femalegenitalmutilationday/
Education plays a vital role in ending FGM and other harmful practices; it empowers women and changes the attitudes of whole communities. This is why our education project in Kenya works with parents, village elders, teachers, schools and local politicians in order to support vulnerable girls like Bridget.
We need your help today to keep more girls like Bridget in school and safe from forced marriage, please register to join our Royal Parks team.
When you join our team, we ask that you set yourself a goal to raise a minimum £350 for Feed the Minds (which is easily achievable through emails to family and friends!). By raising this money, you will be directly helping women living in extreme poverty around the world to transform their own lives; to promote women’s rights and the right to education.
Women like Shabana, who we have trained as a midwife in a remote part of Pakistan. She now supports fellow women in her community through pregnancy and childbirth, in an area where it was previously not uncommon for caesareans to be administered with scythes used in farm work.
Women like Martha, who risked being outcast when she broke from Kenyan tradition by hiding and protecting her daughter from FGM. Her daughter Christine avoided being cut and now works for us as a brilliant and inspiring young anti-FGM campaigner herself.
For a limited time only, any new sign ups will receive a free Runners Need gift bag! This includes a top of the range running top, high grade water bottle and exceptional addaday roller. Sign up now before they run out!
Reach a £600 fundraising target and you could win a £50 voucher courtesy of experience days!
Other Half Marathons you can sign up to:
Can’t make this date or location? Not to worry! There are plenty of alternative half marathons to choose from, just a few examples of these are listed below:
Regents Park Half Marathon – 8th April
Leeds Half Marathon – 13th May
Edinburgh Festival Half Marathon – 27th May
Swansea Half Marathon – 24th June
Richmind Runfest Half Marathon – 16th September
Registration Fee: £15 (Plus Booking Fee)
Minimum Fundraising Target: £350
If you are interested in representing Feed the Minds in any of the above locations or even your own local Half Marathon, please contact Matt on the details below:
020 3752 5803