8 reasons to run a half marathon
Looking for a charity place for the Royal Parks Half Marathon? Look no further!
Here’s why we think you should join #teampurple this year.
1. It makes you happy!
According to a study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, researchers found that a small amount of exercise could instantly lift the mood of someone suffering from a major depressive order. It is common that people living with epilepsy can experience depression because of the unpredictability of seizures, feeling different and other factors. Finding a sport can be a great distraction, so why not do some good at the same time!
2. It improves your health!
Little or large amounts of exercise will improve your health. Numerous studies have shown that running can help prevent obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and many more conditions.
3. Make new friends
"The running community is amazingly tight knit, welcoming and diverse.” - Active.com
Once you make the commitment to the marathon, reach out to your local running club in your community. The chances are that you will find someone to train with and also make some new and long lasting friends in the process.
4. Raise money and awareness for Young Epilepsy!
Young Epilepsy is always on the look out for new runners to join team purple. As a national charity, Young Epilepsy value each of their supporters fundraising efforts and will help in any way possible to achieve their target. After all, the generous donations made will help us continue supporting and helping families and young people across the UK with epilepsy.
5. Step out your comfort zone
There’s still time to overcome your fears. Every time you step out your comfort zone and accomplish something new, you grow stronger and more confident. If long distance running seems unachievable for you, why not try something else? Here's a few ideas.
6. Sense of accomplishment
Nothing is more rewarding than achieving your goal. Running a marathon is one of the largest physical challenges you can set yourself, which makes crossing that finish line so special to so many runners.
7. The most epic cheer team of all time!
Young Epilepsy are renowned for there amazing cheering, no only for our runners but everyone else too! We'll use the event app to track your progress throughout and cheer you on as you go past.
8. Now, have we persuaded you enough?
We hope so!