Bournemouth Marathon Festival organisers have informed runABC South that standard entries for the full marathon are due to close at the end of the month and the only route into the race on Sunday 8 October will be through obtaining a charity place. Emma Richman is one who has already chosen that course and she will be running 13.1 miles for Target Ovarian Cancer.
Emma Gears Up For Bournemouth Challenge
Emma Richman will tackle Bournemouth Half Marathon to raise funds in memory of her mum, Linda, who tragically passed away from the disease aged 64. Emma decided to run to raise awareness of signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and to raise funds to aid future research.
“There’s 14 of us running and we’ll all be wearing charity vests to show our support. I’m not a natural runner so this is a real challenge to me but with the support of my friends, I know I can cross the finish line, where my dad will be waiting,” said Emma.
Emma is keen to highlight the common symptoms which are associated with this particular type of cancer, urging women to visit their GP if they notice any changes. A bloated tummy, feeling full and the need to go to the toilet more than usual are all symptoms associated with ovarian cancer, especially if you have any of these symptoms more than 12 times a month.
“Nothing can prepare you for the sudden death of a parent but I knew when my mum, Linda, passed away I had to do something about getting this information out to women. My mum had every single sign and symptom but as a family we were unaware of them at the time,” said Emma.
Bournemouth Marathon Festival takes place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October and with eight races on offer over the two days there’s something for all ages and abilities. Standard entries for Bournemouth Half Marathon, Supersonic 10K, Supernova 5K and four junior races will remain open until 18 September.
If you are inspired to run for charity close to you heart you can sign up online here.
Full details of Bournemouth Marathon Festival are on the runABC race listings page.
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