Last chance to enter historic 34th Seabank Marathon event

Now is the time to limber up for the 34th annual Seabank Marathon. Pictured are participants from last year's event who collectively raised �18,500 for good causes.
Now is the time to limber up for the 34th annual Seabank Marathon. Pictured are participants from last year's event who collectively raised �18,500 for good causes.

THIS week sees the last opportunity for people to enter the Seabank Marathon as preparations for the 34th annual event enter their final stretch.

With just over a fortnight until the main event on July 17, and the deadline for entries on Monday, now is the time to pledge support to a good cause close to your heart.

Peter Arnott, development officer at Boston and District Athletics Club, which is running the event with the help of The Standard, said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for clubs, schools and charities to put people forward to raise money for their cause.

“We are also offering one free entry for every six entered from a club, school, charity or business, so take advantage of the benefits you could reap in sponsorship.”

Shorter routes are available this year, including a mini-marathon, and a three-mile course for dog walkers.

Those taking part in the event, which runs from Skegness to Boston, have a better opportunity to fundraise for their chosen charities this year. Unlike in previous years, all the sponsorship money raised – bar the £20 entry fee – will go straight to the charity.

The trail race starts at 9am at the South Parade car park, Skegness. The fundraising walkers/joggers event is at 9.15am, and the Skegness dog walkers will begin at 9.30am. In Fishtoft, the mini-marathon sets off at 11am and the three-mile course begins at 11.15am. The start and finish for these is the Fishtoft Scout Hut.

l Entry forms are available from the Boston Standard, 5-6, Church Lane, or via www.bostonanddistrictac.com.