Police forces on the run for Crimestoppers

Monday, 20 April, 2009

The charity Crimestoppers wants to take police men and women off the streets and on to the running track to help stop crime. Crimestoppers is looking for men and women from police forces throughout the UK to take part in upcoming challenge events to raise money for the charity.

Crimestoppers' fundraising team is looking for participants in 2009 for the Mazda London Triathlon on Saturday 1 August, the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday 11 October, and the 2010 Virgin London Marathon.

The Mazda London Triathlon is the largest triathlon in the world with 13,000 participants swimming, cycling, and running through a course in the London Docklands. The triathlon starts at 8am on August 1 and ends the next afternoon. Crimestoppers currently has four open spots for experienced athletes, beginners, or anything in between.

The Royal Parks Half Marathon takes runners on a 13.1 mile course through Hyde, St James', Kensington and Green Parks. The Brakes Food and Fitness Festival runs throughout the day in Hyde Park with plenty of activities for families to enjoy.

In April 2010 the London Marathon will be under a new name, the Virgin London Marathon. The 26.2 mile course is world-famous and takes runners past the city's most well known sites.

No matter which event runners take part in, they are all excellent ways to raise money for a charity dedicated to solving crime and making communities safer.

Participants can secure their own spot in these challenges or secure a guaranteed place with Crimestoppers. Either way, Crimestoppers will help runners prepare for the big day. For more information, visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org or contact the Events team on 020 8254 3200.

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