Vitality British 10K London Run 2016

  • Sunday 10th July 2016
  • 9:30 am
  • Central London
  • Fundraising target: £250

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.  25,000 runners fill the streets of the nation’s capital and get the unique chance to run past 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 2016 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.

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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.

Alternatively, You can purchase your own place for £50 via the British 10K website. Included in this price along with your place are:

  • Official 2016 British 10k technical moisture management t-shirt
  • Chip timing
  • SMS text of official race finish time within 90-120 minutes of crossing the line
  • Official race photo
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Commemorative certificate with your name and race number (downloadable)
  • Official four colour event programme including other special offers/discount vouchers (to be advised)
  • 20% discounts to central London attractions/museums/eating out for up to six people

Please do get in touch with our fundraising team if you do purchase your own place and want to fundraise for us and we will provide you with all the same resources and support as our own place runners.

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 exercise and migraine fact sheet for further information.

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