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However you choose to participate in the fight against Duchenne and whenever you do it, we are grateful and you will make a difference. Thank you. #maketime

Any of these events take your fancy?

The Surrey Half Marathon 2019
10/03/2019

Next year's race has been confirmed for Sunday 10th March 2019 and we'd love you to be a part of the action!  Places on sale for as little as £25pp, and NEW for 2019, why not run with friends, buy 3 places and receive the 4th free!

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Harrison's Racing Team  has been a part of the Surrey Half Marathon since it started in 2014. It's our  flagship running event for several reasons. Firstly, it's a local race for many of our supporters and friends. Secondly, the event is organised  really well every year and we receive positive feedback from first-time and seasoned runners alike. Finally, the course allows keen runners to achieve great results - often a new PB.

This scenic, single-lap half marathon is set in the glorious countryside surrounding Woking and Guildford, and follows a fully-closed and professionally marked and measured route out from Woking town into the rural delights of the nearby quaint villages. This picturesque race is made even more enjoyable by live music and communities of local supporters.

In 2018 we had a team of 38 runners and have received brilliant feedback from many of them. Steve Brown, second time runner, said:   'It's a great event, with lots of local support. Definitely my favourite race!'

Places are on sale HERE  little as £25pp, and NEW for 2019, why not run with friends, buy 3 places and receive the 4th free! 

If you don't fancy fundraising but would still like to support us, you can buy a non-fundraising place HERE 

Email Laura for further information.

Brighton Marathon 2019
14/04/2019

The iconic Brighton Marathon is taking place on April 14th, 2019.   We are already booking our team up for the race so please read on to find out how to join us!

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Harrison's Racing Team will be taking part in the Brighton Marathon for the third year in 2019. Our runners have enjoyed the atmosphere and the course through the iconic seaside town and if you're looking for a challenge then this could be the one for you!

In 2018 our team raised over £4,000 for our work to fund the world's best research into Duchenne. Could you help us raise even more next year? Each place costs £50 and we ask you to raise £500 in sponsorship.

 Our places will be on sale HERE and are strictly limited so don't delay -  get in touch today!

Gym Excuses

Money Wastage towards Muscle Wastage
Many people take their muscles for granted. We found that over half a billion pounds is wasted every year on unused gym memberships. That would go a long way towards funding a cure for Duchenne.

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Money Wastage towards Muscle Wastage
Many people take their muscles for granted. We found that over half a billion pounds is wasted every year on unused gym memberships. That would go a long way towards funding a cure for Duchenne.

So we've created a campaign that raises this issue and appeals to people to put that money to good use.

Watch our #gymexcuses film below, we hope you can relate to this - haven't we all come up with some far-fetched reasons for not working out?

https://www.youtube.com/embed/L2typ_mVxdw

Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 2019
04/08/2019

Our places in the world-famous Ride London-Surrey 100 for 2019 will be on sale soon! In the meantime please email laura@harrisonsfund.com to register your interest and to find out more.

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Places for the  2019 Ride London-Surrey 100 will be on sale very soon! 

The Prudential Ride-London is a world-class festival of cycling. This flagship event is part of the Mayor of London's and TfL's cycling programme. Celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 starts from London's  Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, following a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey's stunning countryside. Made famous by the world's best cyclists at the London Olympics, it's a truly spectacular event for all involved.   The   Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 finishes on The Mall in central London, shortly before 150 professional cyclists race in the inaugural Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on a similar route.

As part of our team, you will receive

  • A Harrison's Fund Racing Team cycling jersey
  • Dedicated fundraising support
  • Regular team emails
  • Noisy cheer support on race day!

If you have any queries, please contact Laura and she will be pleased to help!

Brighton Marathon 2019
14/04/2019

The iconic Brighton Marathon is taking place on April 14th, 2019.   We are already booking our team up for the race so please read on to find out how to join us!

more info >

Harrison's Racing Team will be taking part in the Brighton Marathon for the third year in 2019. Our runners have enjoyed the atmosphere and the course through the iconic seaside town and if you're looking for a challenge then this could be the one for you!

In 2018 our team raised over £4,000 for our work to fund the world's best research into Duchenne. Could you help us raise even more next year? Each place costs £50 and we ask you to raise £500 in sponsorship.

Our places will be on now on sale HERE and are strictly limited so don't delay -  get in touch today!



London Marathon 2019
28/04/2019

For your chance to run for Harrison's Fund in one of the world's top five marathons, read on...

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The London Marathon is arguably the most iconic 26.2 mile race in the world. With over 40,000 entrants from around the world and raising over £45 million for charity in 2018 alone, it's no wonder places are snapped up!

We have ONE place for next year's race so if you are interested, please do email Heather and she will send you an application form. We will ask you to commit to raising over £2,500 and the place costs £50. It's a big ask, but we know there will be several Harrison's Fund supporters who will be able to do this and we will help and guide you all the way!

The second way to gain a place is to enter the Ballot HERE. This is by no means a guaranteed entry, but it's definitely worth a shot! The ballot is open from Monday 30th April to Friday 4th May at 5pm. Our own place runners raised nearly £3,000 this year and we were there to give them a big cheer on the day. You will also receive a high quality running vest and help with your fundraising.

Good Luck!

Birthday For A Birthday Campaign

Everyone loves birthdays!

A Birthday for a Birthday

Could you spare a birthday to give a child with Duchenne another one? Giving up just one of your birthdays can help us fund research into a cure and hopefully extend the lives of children with Duchenne. Kids born with Duchenne don't get  to have as many birthdays as they should. We are working to change that! 

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Most people hope to have at least seventy birthdays in their lifetime which can mean a lot of presents. Some of the birthday presents you receive you may absolutely love, but there will be those which end up being donated to charity shops or  regifted, or sold on eBay.  Children with Duchenne, a life limiting disease, sadly do not live to be 70,  so they have a lot less birthdays than most people. For most of the kids with Duchenne, their life span is merely 20 years. 

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is 100% fatal. Most children with it are usually in a wheelchair by the age of 12. One in 3,500 boys is born with it, and in the UK 2,500 kids have it at the moment. You can have it, no matter where you are or what your ethnic background is. A third of all cases start in the womb, with no warning before the baby is born. Girls can also get Duchenne with around 1% of Duchenne births being female. Most kids with it die in their late teens or early twenties·

It leads to respiratory failure, heart failure, and other debilitating orthopaedic complications. Although we know a lot about how Duchenne is caused, current treatments are pretty limited. Steroids and daily stretching are what most doctors recommend, but they have their drawbacks and don't prevent debilitating muscle contractures.

One of the projects that we are raising funds for is research into anti fibrotic drugs to alleviate these contractures so why not get involved and make a difference.

Decide to give up your birthday and instead donate the cost of your celebrations and ask your friends to donate to Harrison's Fund instead of giving you a present? You can set up your fundraising page here and you won't even have to get sweaty or dirty to feel good!! We will then send you some great tips to help make your fundraising the best it can possibly be. Thank you xx

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