Stroke charity calls for runners

Run for the Stroke Association in the Silverstone Half Marathon
Run for the Stroke Association in the Silverstone Half Marathon

The Stroke Association is appealing to runners to help conquer stroke by joining the charity’s team at the Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon on Sunday, March 13.

Each year thousands of runners take to the iconic Silverstone track to complete the half marathon at the home of Formula 1, and the charity is calling out for runners to join its team.

The Stroke Association is the UK’s leading stroke charity which campaigns to improve stroke care, supports people to make the best recovery they can and funds research.

Regional fundraiser Debra Rawlings said: “Taking part in the half marathon is a fun and inspiring experience, but there’s a serious purpose behind it. Stroke is the leading cause of complex adult disability in the UK.

“At the Stroke Association, we want to be there for everyone affected by stroke, so please do join our team and help us raise the funds that could make this a reality.

“The Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon is a great event for runners of all abilities and there’s always a brilliant atmosphere.

“This will be the sixth year we’ve had a Stroke Association team running. To join us, we ask you to raise £250 and in return we’ll be with you every step of the way.

“You’ll get an expert training plan, weekly emails with training and fundraising tips, a Stroke Association T-shirt and lots of help and support.”

To apply for a place, contact Debra at or 0115 871 2472.

The closing date for entries is Thursday, February 11.