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The RB Hull Marathon - make your miles matter by running for the RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) has been chosen as a charity partner for the RB Hull Marathon which takes place on Sunday 24 September.

The RNLI will cheer runners on

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The RNLI will cheer runners on

This year sees a revised route that will provide participants with an exciting running tour of the 2017 UK City of Culture.

Starting in West Park and finishing inside the KCOM Stadium, highlights will include landmarks such the Humber Bridge, Queen Victoria Square, The Old Town, Spurn Lightship and the Marina.

The charity is calling on people who have already signed up to the marathon to consider running to help save lives at sea. It’s also hoped that runners who are looking for a rewarding challenge will sign up and choose to support the RNLI.

There are four RNLI lifeboat stations in East Yorkshire and Amy Casbolt, RNLI Fundraising Manager said:The RNLI is delighted to have been chosen as one of the charities for the RB Hull Marathon. The newly revamped event will provide a fantastic opportunity for people to take on an exciting challenge while knowing that every step is helping to save lives at sea.

‘We’d love it if people signed up as soon as possible and ran on our behalf. We’ll provide people with an RNLI running vest, sponsor forms and of course lots of cheering and encouragement on the day.’

Lucas Meagor, RB Hull Marathon Race Director, said: ‘We are delighted to have the RNLI on board as one of this year's charity partners. With the city's maritime history and a route that goes through the ABP Docks and over the Humber, this is a great chance to help the community give something back.’

To sign up for the event, please visit: https://www.thehullmarathon.co.uk/the-race/marathon-and-relays

For information on how to run and raise funds for the RNLI (including details on how to get sponsorship forms and a running vest) please email: fundraising@rnli.org.uk or call: 0300 300 9908 for more details.

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The photograph shows a member of the RNLI ‘cheering team’. Credit: RNLI.

RNLI media contacts

For more information, please contact Clare Hopps, RNLI Press Officer, North, on 07824 518641 or at clare_hopps@rnli.org.uk

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 or by email.

 

The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland

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