Virgin Sport 10K London Run 2017
- Sunday 9th July 2017
- 9:30 am
- Central London
The British 10K is the UK’s most prestigious and sought-after 10km road race which is staged on the world’s greatest route through the heart of central London passing many of the country’s greatest landmarks including Big Ben, The London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square and Westminster Abbey. Abilities range from charity fundraisers and recreational runners right through to Olympic champions.
Run for migraine
Did you know that eight million people suffer from migraine in the UK? No other neurological condition affects so many people. The Migraine Trust is working to raise awareness of migraine and support sufferers, however, we are a small charity and need your support to continue this work. By taking part in the British 10K 2017 you will help us to raise much needed funds and you will also help raise awareness amongst your friends, family and colleagues. You’ll also get the full support of our fundraising team to help you meet your target.
If you would like to take part in the British 10K 2016 then why not apply for one of our guaranteed charity places? The Migraine Trust’s guaranteed charity places are free and all we ask in return is that you pledge to raise at least £200 in sponsorship for our charity. To apply for one of The Migraine Trust’s places simply complete and return our application form. Places are assigned on a first come, first served basis taking into consideration the strength of applications.
When completing your application form please think hard about why you want to run for The Migraine Trust and how you will reach your sponsorship target and if you have any questions please get in touch with our fundraising team via our contact form.
Worried that exercise might make your migraine worse?
You might be worried that physical activity could make your migraine worse, as many people have noted exercise can be a trigger for migraine. However, research suggests that moderate aerobic exercise can have a therapeutic effect on migraine possibly reducing the frequency and severity of migraine attacks.
Benefits of exercise include reducing stress, improving the quality of sleep patterns and producing a feeling of well being. Exercise also stimulates your body to release natural pain controlling chemicals and natural anti-depressant chemicals. Embarking on a well planned exercise program could lead to better management of your condition and a possible reduction of medication.
Read our information on exercise and migraine for further details.