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Adoption and fostering charity hopes you’ll take part in a Marathon across this month of May


NOT everyone can complete a marathon in a record time.

But Reading-based adoption charity, Parents and Children Together, is asking people to run, walk, swim or cycle one in a month.

The Marathon in May challenge can be done by individuals or by a family or friends.

Last year, more than £2,000 was raised for the Reading-based charity by people completing 26.2 miles over 31 days.

PACT’s Fundraising Manager Lina Artunduaga added: “The really great thing about Marathon in May is you can complete the challenge however you would like, whether it’s walking a mile a day, or running or cycling a few miles every weekend. It’s perfect for anyone who has ever wanted to do a marathon but maybe not all in one go, and ideal for families or colleagues who can take part together to share the distance.

“We’re all really excited Marathon in May is back for a second year – and can’t wait to get going covering those miles. Do join us if you can, and good luck to all those who have already signed up.

“All the proceeds will be used to help PACT’s work building and strengthening families across the south east and beyond through adoption, award-winning therapeutic support and community projects.”

It costs £14 per adult to register, which includes a medal and a chart to track your progress. Children taking part alongside a registered adult can take part for free but extra medals can be ordered for £2.50.

Participants can also choose to further support PACT’s work by getting sponsored to complete a Marathon in May and anyone who raises over £50 will receive an exclusive goody bag.

The deadline for people to register is Wednesday, May 8.

To find out more and to register see

For more details, email or call 0118 402 1696.

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