Harrisons Fund

Triathlon

Maybe you've heard about triathlon from someone at work or caught a glimpse of it on the TV and now you're wondering what it's all about?
All triathlons start with a swim, which is followed by a bike ride and ends with a run.
You'll race against the clock which starts with the swim and stops when you cross the finish line after the run.
Race Distances vary depending on the individual distances.

Triathlon is the UK's fastest growing support and a fantastic challenge with which to fundraise!

Any of these events take your fancy?
Be adventurous, challenge yourself, change lives.

Hawksman Easter Challenge
10th & 11th April

We are delighted to launch our second virtual event, kindly sponsored by Hawksman Real Estate.  You can choose to RUN, HIKE OR CYCLE a distance that suits you over the weekend of 10th & 11th April. In return for your entry of £12.50, you'll be a part of Harrison's Racing Team and receive an exclusive running t-shirt!

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We are delighted to launch our second virtual event, kindly sponsored by Hawksman Real Estate.

You can choose to RUN, HIKE OR CYCLE a distance that suits you over the weekend of 10th & 11th April.
In return for your entry of £12.50, you'll be a part of Harrison's Racing Team and receive an exclusive running t-shirt!

There will be an option to join the Strava group challenges to track your position in the races.
Whatever distance you choose, we'd love you to reach a fundraising target of £50. This is the approximate cost for one hour's physiotherapy for a child with Duchenne.

Put your best foot forward for us and why not encourage those in your 'bubble' to take part with you? You could even get the whole family out for an Easter Challenge!

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The Surrey Half Marathon and 5K 2021
26/09/2021

This year's race is on Sunday 26th September, places are on sale HERE!

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Our flagship running event, the award-winning Surrey Half Marathon (Sunday 26th September) is BACK and we'd love you to join us. The race is mostly flat (a couple of challenging bits but they're worth it for the scenery!) and offers a great opportunity to set a new PB.

We'll support you with cheering on the day, your own high-quality running vest and tips to help you raise your £100 fundraising target.

To secure your place in the race, please  CLICK HERE

Brighton Marathon 2021
12/09/21

The iconic Brighton Marathon is taking place on  Sunday 12th September 2021.

Places are available to purchase HERE

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Harrison's Racing Team will be taking part in the Brighton Marathon for the fourth year in 2021. Our runners have enjoyed the atmosphere and the course through the iconic seaside town so if you're looking to cross a full-distance marathon off your bucket list then look no further!

Places are available for £30 per person with a minimum fundraising target of £300. You'll receive tips and advice on training as well as fundraising to help you make the most of this amazing experience.

You'll get to run in one of our high-quality running vests and we'll be there on the day to give you a big cheer!

Marathon places are available to purchase HERE!  Limited places available.

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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