5 great reasons to run for Cancer Research UK at the Asics Greater Manchester Marathon

1. Be a hero and help save lives

Your fundraising will go directly towards lifesaving research in to kinder, more effective treatments for people diagnosed with cancer. We’re the only charity doing vital research in to more than 200 types of cancer, including the one most important to you.

2. Bag a free place

Sign up here to the Asics Greater Manchester Marathon 2016 and we’ll give you a free place when you pledge to raise £500. With the event getting bigger and better each year, you wouldn’t want to miss out. This flat, fast and fun course is the perfect place to set a new PB.

3. We’re with you every step of the way

Whether you need a training plan tailored to your ability, a technical running top or you’d like to see a friendly face cheering you on come race day, we’ve got it covered. Even once you’ve crossed the finish line we’ll be waiting at the post race reception with refreshments and a much needed massage station.

4. Get fit for good

Not only will you be taking your fitness to new heights but you’ll be doing it for a great cause. Did you know that around 3,400 cases of cancer in the UK each year could be prevented by keeping active.

5. We’re doing research in Manchester right now

Not everyone knows this but we fund the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, just next door to the Christie. So your fundraising will have a great impact, nationally and locally.

Sign up today to run the Asics Greater Manchester Marathon 2016 for Cancer Research UK.