Places filling up for Maidenhead Carnival marathon

Places filling up for Maidenhead Carnival marathon

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Amanda Hall

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Places filling up for Maidenhead Carnival marathon

Unique jubilee themed medals will be on offer to teams taking part in the fifth annual Maidenhead relay marathon.

The race has been part of the Maidenhead Carnival, held every year in Kidwells Park, for the last four years raising more than £43,000 for the Link Foundation, a charity which supports disadvantaged children.

Race organiser Chris Donald, of Purple Patch Running, said this year's event has been brought forward to coincide with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and special medals have been made to mark the occasion.

He said: "It will give participants something special to take home as a memory of the day."

Last year 45 teams of about 10 people took part, taking it in turns to run a 2.62 mile loop through the town centre to complete the full 26 miles.

Chris said 26 teams have already signed up for this year's race and he is hoping 50 teams will take part in total, including schools.

Children will also have the chance to take part in their own kids' fun run which is being sponsored by Vision Vehicle Solutions in Cordwallis street.

The 2012 carnival is due to take place on June 2-3 with runners set to tackle to marathon relay from 2pm on the last day.

Prizes will be awarded to the overall winning team as well as top teams in different categories including most sponsorship raised.

Teams will be charged £150 to enter but an 'early bird' discount will be given to those who enter before March 31.

Visit www.purplepatchrunning.com to enter or complete and return the form printed in this week's Advertiser.

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