Team Cure Leukaemia now has 420 runners signed up for the Bupa Great Birmingham Run and we are very excited to announce we will be splitting the teams into Team Red and Team White as we go head 2 head!
We will be announcing our very special team captains next week and our runners will be informed which team they are in soon after - will it be Team Red or Team White? There's still time to sign up if you want to be part of our amazing team of runners, including some of our own nurses, the army, police officers and even patients - who are very excited to find out which teams they will be in!
With the countdown now on to the big day in October, our runners are starting to get very competitive on twitter @Cureleukaemia, already boasting about best times and fundraising targets! If you’re not already following us, get involved and join in the banter!
There’s going to be some serious rivalry in the next few weeks #head2head between Team White and Team Red, kick starting the challenge with former patient and fire fighter, Crew Commander Adam Joyce, pictured, @highgatefire and Free Radio presenter and Cure Leukaemia supporter Russ Morris @RussJmorris. Who do you think will win? Get tweeting!
Both teams will be supplied with bespoke technical running vests courtesy of Cure Leukaemia’s BUPA Great Birmingham Run partner, New Balance UK. Teams will be receiving their Red or White running shirts in the post in the next few weeks, along with a letter from their captain encouraging runners to work hard for their team! If you haven’t redeemed your token yet, you will need to to find out which team you’re in and there’s only 2 weeks left to do it!
James McLaughlin, Cure Leukaemia CEO said: “With just a few weeks to go, what better way to drum up some friendly rivalry between our team of runners than to get them competing against each other. I’m also taking part in the half marathon and everyone in the office is getting very excited about our team captains and the head to head challenges”
“We’re thrilled to have the support of so many people from across the region, including Adam and Russ who have each been a fantastic support to the charity. Through all our team’s hard work and determination we’re hopeful we can achieve our fundraising target of £100,000, which will allow Cure Leukaemia to leverage £1m of revolutionary drugs for leukaemia patients.”
Follow us on twitter @Cureleukaemia – get involved, join in the fun! #head2head.