Virtual Mad March Hare run to fight breast cancer

By Barrie Hudson - 4 January 2021

Charity

The Breast Cancer Now charity is inviting entries for its 2021 Virtual Mad March Hare fundraiser.

The annual event started in 2008 and has  so far raised over £123,500 for Breast Cancer Now. This year's will take place throughout March, and participants can sign up and complete it virtually.

Organiser Margaret Nicholson said: "This year will be very different for us but we have been offering virtual runs for the past few years and have always had great support from around the world, with people taking part from as far away as Australia. 

"We are looking forward to another fantastic event this March. This year we can reach far more people with their challenge to complete the 5k or 10k distance by walking, jogging or running to raise money for Breast Cancer Now."

Breast Cancer Now has been hit by the impact of covid-19, and says support is needed now more than ever before.

Mad March Hare volunteer Esther Newman said: "As a past participant of the event, the virtual event is a great way to include more people; challenging people to maintain their fitness and get out of the house in the fresh air has never been more important. 

"Not only is it a great way to keep physically active, it is also good for our mental health too. I would encourage people to take advantage of our Bubble offer for £60 and sign up as a group of 6 and get the whole family involved. 

"The last year has been difficult for everyone and we hope this year people come out and support us, get dressed up, take the children out and complete the virtual event. 

"Having a goal is always a good motivation to keep active, and all participants will receive a finisher medal. Participants can also join our Strava team to upload their evidence."

Registration fees go entirely to the charity. People can boost the funds raised by by asking family and friends to sponsor them and donate via the charity's JustGiving page.

Full details can be found at http://www.madmarchhare.org.uk/, and the charity can be contacted at info@madmarchhare.org.uk and on 0845 6808064.

The charity can also be followed on Twitter - (@MadMarchHareSWN) - and Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/madmarchhareswindonbreakthroughbreastcancer

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