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Essar Chester Half Marathon - 19 May 2024

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Take on the Chester Half and fundraise for vital medical research.

The Chester Half is one of the UK’s longest established and most highly regarded half marathons, starting and finishing in the historic Roman/Medieval international destination city of Chester. Run entirely on closed roads in this predominantly flat city and rural race route.

Date: Sunday 19 May 2024

Registration deadline: 27 March 2024

Location: Chester, United Kingdom

Fundraising Target: £200

Registration Fee: £20

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Why run for the Medical Research Foundation?

Many of the diseases and conditions that affect human health have been cured or overcome as a result of medical research. But there will always be more to do.

Although significant resources are being spent on developing exciting new treatments and therapies, there are areas of medical need that receive little or no support – and people’s lives that see no improvement.

That’s where we step in.

The Medical Research Foundation is the independent charitable foundation of the Medical Research Council (MRC). We support promising research in areas of great clinical need but where there is low investment.

Some of our current priorities include:

What support will I get?

Our fundraising team will be on hand to support you through every step of the way. Together we will make sure you achieve your goal and smash your fundraising target! The support you will be given will include:

  • A Medical Research Foundation running top
  • A personal point of contact on our fundraising team
  • Loads of helpful fundraising resources and tips

Need some Fundraising Inspiration? Our Fundraising Toolkit is packed full of great tips and suggestions to help you smash your target.

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