16 November is the deadline for charities who would like to become involved in Greater Manchester marathon at their highest partnership level, platinum Cancer Research UK has already been confirmed at platinum level as the national charity for the 2013 event.
The platinum level opportunity comes with a range of benefits including marketing and PR support, giving the top tier charities maximum exposure across various channels and media.
Greater Manchester marathon was launched in April of this year and with an elevation gain of only 55m is recognised as one of the flattest in the UK. Organisers expect an upturn on 2012 entry plus an international field.
In 2012, over 35% of Greater Manchester marathon runners ran for charity and the average amount raised per runner was over £650 (calculated on declared funds raised only). Contact Tim Holdworth on 0161 928 6795 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about this top tier opportunity. Gold, silver, bronze and associate partner packages are also available.
Manchester event organisers are confident of building on 2012 with the introduction of a new start on the A56 White City roundabout in Old Trafford, just a short walk from Manchester United's ground; the race finishes outside the iconic arena. The race village and charity zone will be located close to the stadium.
An improved route takes in the Trafford Quays area, Sale, Brooklands, Timperley, Altrincham and Urmston. Highlights of the route include the Imperial War Museum and the new Media City. The flat, fast route is perfect for beginners as well as PB chasers, and places have been selling fast.
Local hero Ron Hill has been announced as the official race starter and he will run the first eight miles with the marathon participants. Go to the event website for further details, like the Facebook page and follow @Marathon_Mcr on Twitter to keep up-to-date with all the news and happenings.