The staging of Haverhill’s only half marathon has been secured this year after Haverhill firm JMP Furniture Solutions agreed to be its new main sponsor.
The Haverhalf - JMP Furniture Solution Half Marathon, will be held on Sunday, October 25 at Haverhill Leisure Centre. There will also be a 2km fun run before the main 13.1mile main UK Athletics licensed race, with the events raising money for St Nicholas Hospice Care.
HaverSports’ director Jack Tappin said: “It’s always disappointing when a sponsor pulls out, but I’m pleased that there are other businesses in Haverhill keen on keeping people fit and sharing my passion for delivering premier athletics events in the town.
“We look forward to delivering our promise to deliver a stand-alone half marathon to Haverhill this autumn, and hope that we’ll see the same level of support as we say last May.
“So join us for this great event and show us the strength of Haverhill’s running community.”
Shirley Fowler, one of the directors of JMP Furniture Solutions Ltd and a keen runner herself, added: “It’s great that Haverhill has been able to start hosting its own athletics events in the last two years given how many runners there are in the town.
“We’re proud to be the sponsors of HaverHalf 2015 and to help realise the HaverSports vision of seeing hundreds of people running through Haverhill at a major event.”
St Nicholas Hospice Care community fund raiser Jordan Hughes said: “We’re delighted to continue to be the beneficiaries of this major event in Haverhill which raised £13,000 for our charity in 2014.
“Let’s hope the enthusiasm of Haverhill runners and fund raisers and the generosity of sponsors continues so that we can continue to raise funds to support the people of Haverhill.”
You can get full details on HaverHalf and enter here: http://www.entrycentral.com/haverhalf2015
You can find out more about the other events HaverSports offers, including Haver5, Haver10, HaverTri and HaverDua, learn about how you could become a volunteer or a sponsor, by visiting the website: www.haversports.com or e-mailing email@example.com