AMREF is very pleased to introduce Mara Yamauchi, our new Running Ambassador.
“Jambo! I am delighted to accept the role of UK Running Ambassador for AMREF. After spending my childhood in Kenya, Africa is very close to my heart. So I am supporting AMREF because its work in improving health in Africa is so important.”
Mara is the second fastest female British marathon runner ever, and was named after the Mara river in Kenya, so she is the perfect person to promote and support AMREF’s running programme.
Mara will be providing preparation tips for all Team AMREF runners and signed goodies will be up for grabs for the top fundraisers in each running event! Listed below are the exciting events you can take part in in 2013.
For more information please get in touch with AMREF's events team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Roisin on 020 7269 5520.
Date: 6th April 2014
The Brighton Marathon is now in its fifth year and has become one of the UK's most popular running events. It has recently been awarded official IAAF status and the route has been tweaked to make it faster and flatter.
Support from AMREF
Everyone who runs the Brighton Marathon for AMREF will receive support from our dedicated fundraising team from the moment you register until the race itself. We will send you a fundraising pack to kick start your efforts, and provide you with an AMREF running vest for the big day. We will also be there to support you on the day from an AMREF cheering point.
Mara Yamauchi, Britain's second fastest female marathon runner and AMREF running ambassador will be providing training tips and support for all Team AMREF runners. The top fundraiser in each event will even win signed goodies from Mara!
Check out our 24 week training plans and get yourself in shape for race day. Click below on the training plan you would like to follow.
Date: 13th April 2014
Well, our fantastic team of AMREF runners completed this year's grueling event and even managed to finish with a smile on their faces! And after completing an incredible personal feat of endurance, strength and determination AND raising over £10,000 between them to support Africa's leading health charity....well, who can blame them?!
The London Marathon is one of the five World Marathon Majors, as well as being the biggest fundraising event in the country! If you want to set yourself the challenge of a lifetime and take part in the most exciting running event in the world, join Team AMREF now!