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Are you tough enough?

27 September 2007

CHARITY SEEKS ADVENTUROUS RUNNERS FOR MILITARY-STYLE RACE

The charity Action Medical Research is looking for adventurous runners to be put through their paces in the British Military Fitness 10K in Redhill, Surrey, on Saturday 27th October. The army-style race starts at 10am in a screen of smoke and flash bangs for an authentic military feel.

The exciting off-road course is on private land and involves hills, mud and water, with plenty of natural hazards to negotiate. The race is electronically timed for those who are looking to test themselves against the clock, although anyone looking for a fun challenge that’s a little bit out of the ordinary can also take part. Participants will be helping to raise vital funds to support the charity’s ground-breaking research projects across the UK.

If you are interested in taking part, call 01403 327442 for an information pack

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NOTES TO EDITORS

For more information about Action Medical Research and this event, please contact:

Clare Coleman, Publicity Assistant Tel: 01403 327480 Email: ccoleman@action.org.uk

Matt Buck, Events Team Tel: 01403 327442 Email: mbuck@action.org.uk

1) Action Medical Research is a national charity, which is dedicated to building a healthier future for everyone. The Charity is funding research into many serious diseases and conditions, including premature birth, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, osteoporosis, sickle cell disease, Parkinson’s disease and stroke.

2) Action Medical Research has been making breakthroughs for over 50 years, and its life-saving work benefits babies, children and adults. The Charity’s successes include helping develop the UK polio vaccine, ultrasound scanning in pregnancy, the hip replacement operation, and discovering the link between taking folic acid and preventing spina bifida. www.action.org.uk

3) Touching Tiny Lives is Action Medical Research’s campaign to give the most vulnerable babies in this country a better start in life. More research is needed to ensure that all babies, especially babies born prematurely, grow up healthy. Touching Tiny Lives aims to raise £3 million to help fund a range of vital research. www.action.org.uk/ttl

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