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​Join the Stroke Association to conquer the Dash of the Titan

Press Release   •   Feb 02, 2016 11:13 GMT

The Stroke Association is calling out for runners who are up for a challenge to take part in the Dash of the Titan obstacle race on Saturday 26 March 2016 in Thoresby Park, Nottinghamshire.

Runners can choose from two races, the Titan Dash, a 5km off road obstacle race at 10am, or the Titan Survivor, a 10 mile off road obstacle race at 1pm. Situated in the park's North Woods, runners will be pitted against obstacles including water, mud, hurdles, walls, tyres and even spiders’ webs.

Alexa Wigfield, Regional Fundraiser at the Stroke Association, said: “The Titan Dash and The Titan Survivor are designed to take you out of your comfort zone and test your ability. Taking part is a fun and inspiring experience, but there’s a serious purpose behind it; stroke is the leading cause of complex adult disability in the UK.

“At the Stroke Association, we want to be there for everyone affected by stroke, so please do join our team and help us raise the funds that could make this a reality. The money raised by our Titans will go towards research into preventing strokes, and supporting stroke survivors and their families to rebuild their lives after stroke.”

To secure a charity place or for further information, contact Alexa Wigfield on 0115 871 2469 or email alexa.wigfield@stroke.org.uk.There is a minimum fundraising target of £200 to secure a charity place.

The Stroke Association is the UK’s leading stroke charity which campaigns to improve stroke care; supports people to make the best recovery they canand funds ground-breaking research to change the lives of people affected by stroke. For more information about stroke, visit stroke.org.uk or call the helpline on 0303 3033 100.

A stroke is a brain attack which happens when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, caused by a clot or bleeding in the brain. There are around 152,000 strokes in the UK every year and it is the leading cause of severe adult disability. There are over 1.2 million people in the UK living with the effects of stroke.  

Stroke Association is a charity. We believe in life after stroke and together we can conquer stroke. We work directly with stroke survivors and their families and carers, with health and social care professionals and with scientists and researchers. We campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best recovery they can. We fund research to develop new treatments and ways of preventing stroke. The Stroke Helpline (0303 303 3100) provides information and support on stroke. More information can be found at www.stroke.org.uk