Rightmove offers 60 charity entry places at the 2019 MK Marathon to help the Winter Night Shelter

    Could you help out by joining the marathon team?

    For the second year running Rightmove is sponsoring the MK Marathon and MK Half Marathon on 6th May 2019 and they’re inviting local residents to apply to join the Rightmove’s ‘On the Move’ running team and help raise money for local MK charity, The Winter Night Shelter.

    They aim to raise over £25,000 to support both their provision of emergency winter accommodation for rough sleepers and their Unity Park Station project, which works year-round with those in need, the vulnerable and those with mental health challenges to prevent homelessness.

    Milton Keynes residents can register their interest and the places will be decided by ballot. The Ballot entry opens on 15th October and successful applicants will receive:

    Free entry to the MK Marathon;

    • A runner’s pack including a t-shirt, water bottle, and discounts for Up & Running stores;
    • Free off-site car parking and shuttle bus to/from the marathon;
    • Exclusive access to the Race Village and After Party, including “Rightmove rest and recovery” tent where free food and drink waiting for you on your return.

    Sara Millington, Communications Manager of The Winter Night Shelter MK told us, “The Winter Night Shelter is an MK charity whose aim is to relive poverty, distress and homelessness. Since it started in 2011, the Winter Night Shelter has hosted over 400 guests and helped more than 250 people into longer term accommodation.  Its project ‘Unity Park Station’ works in collaboration with partner agencies and will, for the first time in Milton Keynes, mean there is a single place to go all year round for those already facing, or worrying about homelessness.”

     As a member of the On the Move team you will be asked to raise £500 which will go directly to the Winter Night Shelter MK to support their operations, which include the running of Unity Park Station. In return, Rightmove will lay on a great benefits package, from free entry to the race, goody packs, discounts for sports equipment, training support groups and exclusive talks.

    But that’s not all, On the Move runners will get an absolutely a whopping VIP party at the Race Village Festival, including the things every runner wishes for at the finish line, some food, and a cold drink to relive the thirst.

    Jason Charles, Event Manager for On the Move, says, “Milton Keynes is the home of Rightmove so we’re really excited about taking part in one of the key sporting events in our local community for the second year.  We’re equally excited about supporting the Winter Night Shelter in their efforts to prevent homelessness, and the key work Unity Park Station is doing to achieve that. 

    “We’re asking the good people of Milton Keynes to rise up and run with our On The Move family, and help raise these much needed funds. If you want to take on the challenge of running a half or full marathon and play your part in helping to prevent homelessness in Milton Keynes, we invite you to join the On The Move family of runners and fundraisers!”

    Sound convinced and ready to run?

    Then log on to www.otmv.co.uk/team/join-wns and fill in your application today. Successful entries will be informed by email in November.

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