Radio One DJ, Greg James, signs up for the 2013 Bath Half Marathon.
Popular BBC Radio 1 Drivetime Presenter, Greg James will add a fresh pair of legs to the streets of Bath next March when he will join Dermot O’Leary and an army of 200 hooters to run the Bath Half Marathon (BATHALF).
Following in the footsteps of his Radio 1 colleague, Fearne Cotton, who ran the Bath Half in 2011 in aid of CoppaFeel!, Greg will be running for the same breast cancer charity, who have taken Lead status in 2013.
He commented: “I was recently collared by the two founders of CoppaFeel! and having listened to their story and what CoppaFeel!’s mission was, I agreed to run 13.1 miles in aid of them! I love running and this is a great cause to support whilst doing so. And seeing as Fearne has also done it, I couldn’t really say no could I?”
BATHALF organisers are thrilled to have Greg and Dermot joining the starting line up in 2013. Mel Taylor, Charity Director at Running High commented: “We’re delighted to have not just one, but two well known celebrities joining our 15,000 entrants in next year’s race. Both Greg and Dermot have infectious personalities and I couldn’t think of two better role models to help spread CoppaFeel!’s message far and wide.
“CoppaFeel! still have a few places remaining in the BATHALF and what better way to run 13.1 miles than alongside two of the UK’s funniest DJ’s. I’d urge you to act fast though, as the final places are selling fast.”
Bath’s streets will be filled with a sea of 200 CoppaFeel! hooters on Sunday 3 March and they will be running alongside further inspirational company. 2013 sees CoppaFeel’s! Boobettes take part in the BATHALF. The Boobettes are a group of young women brought together by breast cancer, who through CoppaFeel!, are using their diagnosis to educate, fundraise and ensure every young Briton knows to be looking after their boobs.
CoppaFeel! was founded in October 2009 by Kristin Hallenga who herself was misdiagnosed twice with breast cancer at age 23; and now lives with secondary breast cancer. The charity educates young people on the importance of checking their boobs regularly and knowing the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.
CoppaFeel! aims to deliver their message in an innovative and memorable way.
“We want to ensure every young person hears our message and our campaign focus this year is CoppaFeel! in the shower. It’s the perfect place to check your boobs as part of an everyday routine and especially after all the training for the Bath Half!” Said Kristin.
The Bath Half Marathon, which is the largest road race in the south west, supports over 80 local and national charities each year and the 2012 event raised over £1.5 million for charity.
If you would like more information on entering the Bath Half Marathon and would like to know how you can run for one of the featured charities, log on to www.bathhalf.co.uk or call the Running High team on 01225 422 255. To find out more about running for CoppaFeel!, go to www.coppafeel.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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