American marathon places available
Runners who are looking to take part in three of the world’s most high profile marathons can flex their muscles for a good cause.
Places are still available from Young Epilepsy for the Berlin, Chicago and New York marathons.
Berlin’s marathon takes place on Sunday 28 September and participants need to raise at least £1500 in sponsorship.
The fast, flat course starts and finishes near the famous Brandenburg gate.
Chicago’s event takes places two weeks later on Sunday 12 October, with the Sears Tower at every turn and large crowds of spectators.
Again, the minimum sponsorship level is £1500.
Staten Island is the starting point for the New York marathon with 35,000 runners making the journey through to the finish line at Central Park.
Runners for the ‘Big Apple’ need to raise £2000 for their place.
Young Epilepsy’s Director of Fundraising, Lisa Farmer, said:
This is superb opportunity for novice or experienced marathon runners to test out new courses – especially if you haven’t run outside the UK before.
The money raised will help provide better facilities and equipment for the children at our special school and the young students at our further education college.
Epilepsy affects around 60,000 under 18’s across the UK and three people a day - mostly teenagers and young adults - die from the condition.
While most epilepsy can be controlled with medication, many of the 200 students at Young Epilepsy have more complex epilepsy which, combined with other conditions, can lead to severe speech problems and physical disabilities.
For more information, please click here for fundraising.