Music will accompany London half-marathon
Leukaemia Research has been chosen as the charity partner of what is claimed to be London's first half-marathon. The 10,000 runners expected to take part in the Run to the Beat event will be able to raise money for Leukaemia Research or their own chosen charities.
The race, which will take place on Sunday 5 October in Greenwich, will include live music acts from around London because research suggests that music can improve runners’ performances.
Performance group Stomp – which combines percussion, movement and comedy – is among the groups supporting the event.
The event’s organiser, IMG Mass Participation Sports, has teamed up with Brunel University School of Sport and Education – which has carried out research into the relationship between music and sporting performance – to stage the event.
Cathy Gilman, chief executive of Leukaemia Research, said: “This half marathon with a musical twist will help us raise much-needed money to beat blood cancers.”
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