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​The Stroke Association calls on runners to race at Silverstone

Press Release   •   Jan 08, 2016 10:58 GMT

The Stroke Association is appealing to runners to help conquer stroke by joining the charity’s team at the Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon on Sunday 13 March.

Each year thousands of runners take to the iconic Silverstone track to complete the half marathon at the home of Formula 1, and the charity is calling out for runners to join its team.

Debra Rawlings, Regional Fundraiser at the Stroke Association, said: “Taking part in the half marathon 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 Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon is a great event for runners of allabilities and there’s always a brilliant atmosphere. This will be the sixth year we’ve had a Stroke Association team running. To join us, we ask you to raise £250 and in return, we'll be with you every step of the way. You'll get an expert training plan, weekly emails with training and fundraising tips, a Stroke Association t-shirt and lots of help and support.”

To apply for a charity place contact Debra Rawlings at the Stroke Association on 0115 871 2472 or email debra.rawlings@stroke.org.uk. Entries close on Thursday 11 February.

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