Join our team for the world’s most iconic marathon


It’s the world’s largest and most popular marathon, with more than 100,000 applicants every year and we have guaranteed places for you to join Cure Leukaemia’s biggest team ever in the Big Apple on Sunday 4th November.

Back in 2008, Cure Leukaemia Patron and former Crystal Palace and England footballer Geoff Thomas, completed the New York Marathon just five years after being diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia. Ten years on, Geoff will take on the challenge again and we we are inviting you to run alongside him and raise valuable funds to help stop 14,000 people dying each year of blood cancer across the UK.
 

Geoff said, “I ran the New York Marathon with a group of friends back in 2008 three years after I was declared in remission from CML. 10 years on I am excited to have the opportunity to run again for Cure Leukaemia and I hope we will have a very strong team pounding the streets of the Big Apple this November.

 

It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience, or twice in my case, and I look forward to helping the team raise vital funds for a transformative charity.

 

The progress that has been made in blood cancer treatment in those 10 years has been remarkable thanks to the work of charities like Cure Leukaemia and with continued support for this work it is inspiring to think where we might be in another decade.”

Starting on Staten Island, the 26.2 mile route takes in all the major sights including Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and the five boroughs of New York City.


How to register with your guaranteed entry:

We are organising our team of runners through a company called ‘Sports Tours International’ as they are an official partner of the NY Marathon.

Sports Tours International offer various race packages you can book for the New York Marathon which all include your guaranteed entry, these packages include:

  • Full package of flights, hotel and race entry.
     
  • Hotel and race entry package only (you then organise your flights yourself – this works particularly well if you have BA/Virgin avios/airmiles already or can find cheaper flights elsewhere).
     
  • Flights and race entry package only (you then organise your accommodation yourself – works particularly well if you have friends/family already based in New York or are keen to stay at a hotel that isn’t on their list).

Sports Tours International will look at various options to book a 3-7 night trip and you can also book any additional family and friends through them too.

When registering, don't forget to put Cure Leukaemia in the charity of choice section so we know you are registered! 

To view the full range of packages or to book, visit their website here: https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/event-categories/new-york-city-marathon/


Fundraising:

Once signed up, it's now time to begin your fundraising! With such a challenge as the New York Marathon, we are asking our fundraisers to raise a minimum of £1,500 in fundraising. The easiest way to set up your fundraising page is through our New York JustGiving campaign page here!


What training and support will I get?

The Cure Leukaemia team will provide:

  • Fundraising support
  • A six-month training programme
  • Advice on the best package that will work for you (Includes flights and hotel)
  • A member of the team will be with you in New York

 To get in touch with the team to find out more, please email beinspired@cureleukaemia.co.uk

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George Freeman MP