Manchester Marathon | Action Medical Research

Manchester Marathon

Key information

Date: 7 April 2019 Add to calendar/Download iCal
Registration fee: £65
Fundraising target: Raise what you can

The ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon is famous for its fast, flat and friendly route. With 16,000 runners and incredible Mancunian support throughout the course the atmosphere is like no other! A fantastic marathon for your first time or for the more experienced marathon runner, the perfect place to get your PB.

Why choose Action?

When Jo was admitted to hospital for emergency surgery 29 weeks into her pregnancy, nobody knew what the outcome would be for mother or baby. Thankfully, Jo and husband Will are now the proud parents of Samuel, who survived being born at just 30 weeks.

To give Samuel’s tiny lungs the best possible chance to develop, doctors injected Jo with steroids for two days ahead of the operation.

“For my family it was a hugely stressful time,” Jo says. “No-one knew what would happen to the baby. I was in a lot of pain so they were very concerned for me, too.”

Read more about Sam’s story here.

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