With the thirty-first race due to take place this
weekend, more than 30,000 runners are expected to join in and run
the world famous route around the River Thames.
The event holds a long standing reputation for raising huge
amounts of charitable donations to an extremely wide range of
organisations, and is claimed to be the biggest annual fundraising
event on the planet. In 2007 alone the marathon raised a record
breaking £46.5 million. Not to mention the £400 million plus that
has been raised for charity by London Marathon runners since the
The marathon is predominantly an athletic event inviting the
world's Olympic champions to compete for the prestigious winning
title. However, the event is open to participants of all levels and
attracts hundreds of fun runners each year, many of which race in
fancy dress and attempt to break world records while enduring the
26 mile run, all in the name of charity!
Each year the marathon attracts thousands of spectators,
cheering on and supporting the participants to create an electric
atmosphere in the city air. It is often these supporters who are
inspired to run the race and set out on a new goal of healthy
living. This is great as running or jogging has been claimed to be
one of the best forms of aerobic exercise to maintain your health
levels. The benefits include stress relief, decreasing the risk of
heart attacks and even reducing your chances of cancer!
Medicash are dedicated in promoting such a healthy lifestyle and
the Active health cash plan now offers discounted membership to
over 2,500 gyms across the UK as well as cash back on a wide range
of complementary alternative therapies including physiotherapy and
acupuncture. So there has never been a better time to join up and
reap the benefits of a cash plan.
So what are you waiting for? Don those running shoes and get on
your way to raising money and dramatically improving your own