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Enter the 2012 Bath Half-marathon

January 16, 2012

The finish line of the 2010 Bath Half Marathon

The 2012 Bath Half-marathon has long since sold out. The over-subscribed race forms a perfect pre-marathon build-up race for anyone running the Paris, Brighton or London marathons, and the flat two-lap course makes it ideal for setting a new PB. And if you’re new to the world of 13.1 milers, it’s an ideal introduction with a carnival atmosphere, scenic route and a big and supportive field of runners.

However, it’s not too late to enter the race. Right to Play is a charity that aims to improve the lives of children in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world by using the power of sport and play for development, health and peace, and they have 10 charity places for this year’s Bath Half.

Right to play do not ask for a minimum amount of fundraising, and runners can apply for the places through the Right to Play website, here.

About Right to Play

Right to Play works closely with many international organisations such as the United Nations, UNICEF, the World Health Organisation as well as community and government organisations at local level.

Once programmes are set up, the organisation trains local young people as coaches to continue the programmes’ reach for long-lasting, sustainable impact in the community.

A team of top athletes from more than 40 countries support Right to Play. As role models, these athletes inspire children and raise awareness about Right to Play internationally. Their aim is to engage key decision-makers from the development, sport, business, media and government sectors and further ensure every child benefits from the positive power of sport and play.

Money raised can make a big difference:

  • £5 is what it costs Right to Play to teach a child about malaria, meaning that they are less likely to contract the disease, and they can detect the symptoms in themselves, their family and friends in time to treat the disease.
  • For £25 the charity can include a child in their programmes so that they can participate in regular, weekly sport and play activities for a whole year, with long-lasting impact on their lives as they grow up.
  • With £120 Right to Play can train a local member of a community to teach Right to Play games. That leader will access hundreds of children in his or her community and ensures that their programmes are long lasting and sustainable.
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