The race is on!
Registration for the Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon 2019 is open!
St David’s Hospice Care is delighted to announce that Admiral will be once again support their flagship fundraising event, the City of Newport Half Marathon.
After the unfortunate cancellations of the 2018 event, it is hoped that the Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon, on 3rd March 2019, will attract record entries.
To celebrate their partnership, a team of Admiral employees went on a lunchtime jog in Newport city centre wearing official event training t-shirts.
Admiral employees are encouraged to take part in the event, and in March 2018 over 130 staff members had registered to run the 13 mile route around the City of Newport.
Event organiser Christine Vorres, of St David’s Hospice Care, said: “The support that Admiral offers for this fundraising event means so much to St David’s Hospice Care – it is reassuring for us to know that they care about the City Half Marathon and want it to be a successful fundraiser for the charity.
“It was heart breaking to have to cancel in March this year, not just because of the work that had been done, but also for the participants who had trained for it and for our sponsors who had invested in it. We are determined to make up for the disappointment by making next year the best yet.”
Geraint Jones, Admiral’s Chief Financial Officer, said: “The Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon is a fantastic event for the city of Newport, the participants and St David’s Hospice Care – a very worthy cause. We are delighted to sponsor this event for the 6th consecutive year, our staff love getting involved and I’m sure the 2019 event will be biggest and best yet!
The scenic course takes runners along the Riverfront path, past iconic bridges and on up to Newport Castle before heading out to Caerleon and back.
St David’s has been providing home-based hospice care for over thirty-five years whilst the ‘in-patient’ unit (St Anne’s) has been running for over 20 years. The charity offers a unique ‘care package’ that is tailored to each patient’s particular needs, with every measure being researched and discussed to ensure everyone receives dignity and respect at what is the most difficult time of their lives.
St David’s is for the Community and funded by the Community – and the support of local businesses and individual fundraisers is vital for the charity to continue.
Registration is open on the website www.cityofnewporthalfmarathon.com
For more information on The Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon, call 01633 851051, and ask to speak to Kris or Christine.