Cambridge Half Marathon 2018
Fancy a challenge? Be one of the 9000 people to fill the streets of Cambridge on Sunday 4th March in the 2018 Cambridge Half Marathon. The 13.1 mile run will explore the beautiful and historic city of Cambridge and we have a golden opportunity for you to take part!
Findacure are pleased to announce that we have places available for 10 lucky runners! All we ask for is a £25 registration fee to secure your place and a suggested fundraising target of £300. General individual entries are nearly sold out and also come at a higher price than our registration fee, so don’t wait to grab your place with Team Findacure! As an extra incentive, we are excited to offer one of our running vests for free to every fantastic runner who joins our team.
Want to be a part of Findacure’s 2018 Cambridge Half Marathon team? Get in touch with our Fundraising Officer, Katie at [email protected].
Why run for Findacure?
We would love for you to be part of Team Findacure! We are a small charity based in Cambridge, and really value all the hard work and effort our fundraisers put in. Every pound really does make a difference to the work we do in the rare disease community.
Although 3.5 million people in the UK live with a rare disease, many face isolation and have little hope for a treatment. Only half of the 7000 rare diseases have a patient support group set up in the UK, and only 400 of them have a licensed treatment. Because patient populations are so small, there is very little incentive or funding for researching them.
Findacure is a fantastic charity that is building the rare disease community by helping patient support groups to establish or grow. We have also launched our own non-profit drug repurposing project, which aims to bring treatments to patients much faster and cheaper than novel drug discovery. This is in the hope that fewer patients have to face the isolation, devastation and pain that rare diseases all too often inflict.