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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?

Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 2019

Our places in the world-famous Ride London-Surrey 100 for 2019 are now ON SALE! You can purchase your place HERE

If you have any further queries, please email laura@harrisonsfund.com 

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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!

Sign up HERE for just £25 with a commitment to raise £300 in sponsorship.

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

The Surrey Half Marathon 2020

This year's race is on Sunday 8th March 2020 and you can buy places from us!

Places available to buy soon. 

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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 66 runners and have received brilliant feedback from many of them. 

Places will be available to buy soon!

Email Laura for further information.

Brighton Marathon 2020

The iconic Brighton Marathon is taking place on  Sunday 19th, April 2020.   

Places will be available to purchase soon!

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Harrison's Racing Team will be taking part in the Brighton Marathon for the fourth year in 2020. Our runners have enjoyed the atmosphere and the course through the iconic seaside town and would love to see some encouraging faces and noisy cheerers on the day!

If you fancy joining in the fun, wearing a Harrison's Fund t.shirt with pride and making as much noise as possible then please contact Laura to find out where we'll be and when!

Marathon places will be on sale soon! 

Surrey Cyclone Sportive

This early season sportive is designed to blow away the cobwebs of winter and with a few testing climbs to prime the body for longer rides. As the name Surrey Cyclone suggests, the routes twist and turn through the lanes of Surrey, round and round, back and forth and the Epic distance ticks off some serious ascents as it ventures into the wonderful Surrey Hills. Find out more here.

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Jurassic Coast Challenge

Take on the quarter, half or 100km challenges, and Walk, Jog or Run the spectacular Jurassic Coast - a World Heritage Site. Stunning viewpoints and tough hills across the iconic Dorset coastline. With full support, start to finish! Read more here.

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The Colour Run

The happiest 5k on the planet. Thousands of Color Runners start the day in a special edition white t-shirt, getting covered from head to toe in a rainbow of colours at 4 Color Zones and our brand new FOAM ZONE around the course. You don't even have to run, you can choose to run, walk, skip or dance your way around the course. Find out more here!

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Judgement Day

6km & 12km obstacle routes. Experience tests of both mental and physical endurance, along with the buzzing atmosphere. With obstacle-packed courses and events, it's set to be an incredible weekend for newcomers and Judgement Day veterans alike. Find out more here!

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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