Plymouth University health professions staff and students are supporting Britain's Ocean City (formerly Plymouth) Half Marathon, providing podiatry foot care, physiotherapy and sports massage to runners in the Race Village. They will also be on hold to provide excellent guidance and advice on any future treatment.
The half marathon is an annual traffic-free road race, taking in stunning coastal views, the beautiful grounds of the National Trust's Saltram Park and the iconic Plymouth Hoe. The race starts on the Hoe, running along the seafront to the Barbican before heading out to Saltram and returning back to the Hoe via the Barbican. This is a half marathon designed for the joy of running.
The race will start at 08:30.
Visit the marathon website for information including timings, route details, entry into the race and FAQs.
Support Our Team - #Fund the Fight Against Brain Tumours
This year a team of Plymouth University staff are set to take on the 13.1 mile challenge to raise funds for the University's chosen charity, Brain Tumour Research.
Why our staff are doing this
Plymouth University has a leading neurobiologist in brain tumour research; Professor Oliver Hanemann. The calibre of Professor Hanemann’s research led to the University being selected as one of only four Centres of Excellence in the UK by charity Brain Tumour Research in 2014.
We now raise funds to support the research of Professor Hanemann and his team.
- Brain tumour research is woefully underfunded, receiving just one per cent of national spending on cancer research.
- Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40
- Around 16,000 people a year in the UK are diagnosed with brain cancer
- Help us #FundtheFight against brain tumours.
Please support us with anything from pennies to pounds or cheering on the day, every little helps!
How to give
If you are running the half marathon and have not yet nominated a charity, why not choose to support the world-leading brain tumour research at Plymouth University? We have set up a Just Giving page which you can link your personal Just Giving page to. We can even provide you with a running top or t-shirt.
Visit our Brain Tumour Research events page for information about our fundraising events and lab tours.