Charity’s plea for marathon runners

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DERBYSHIRE runners are being called upon to take part in a world-famous marathon in support of the British Red Cross.

The Paris Marathon, which takes place on Sunday April 15, 2012, is one of the biggest and most popular marathons in Europe, and runners from across the county are invited to join the Red Cross team and experience the beautiful and historic city of Paris in a truly memorable way.

Starting on the Champs Elysees, participants will run past the Louvre by the banks of the River Seine and past Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower before finishing at the stunning Arc de Triomphe.

By running for the Red Cross, participants will be helping people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. Red Cross participants are supported every step of the way with fundraising ideas, training advice and their very own British Red Cross running vest to run in.

Own places for next year’s event have already sold out, but the Red Cross has a limited number of guaranteed places. A place costs £100 to register and runners are challenged to raise £1,000 in sponsorship.

Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis so anyone in Derbyshire hoping to take part should book early to avoid disappointment.

Sign up at, or for more information contact Alex Carley on 0844 412 2877 or e-mail