Clazey’s Doorstep Events – 4 Dec


Clazey’s Doorstep Events
It’s back and they’re bigger than ever!!

Clazeys Door Step Marathon was created back in 2008. Graeme Clazey had gone to Luton to run the Luton Marathon, he was raising funds for the Chemo Unit at Sunderland Royal Hospital following his excellent treatment there the previous year.
Unfortunately, due to a road traffic accident, the race was cancelled whilst hundreds of runners were standing on the start line.  Graeme was, naturally, very disappointed as he had generated lots of sponsorship.  He didn’t think it was right that he collected peoples donations when he hadn’t actually run the marathon.  So, along with fellow Strollers, he decided to do a long Sunday run – well about 26.2 miles to be exact, so that the money could still be raised.
On Sunday 7 December 2008 Graeme Clazey, Phil & Lesley Watson, Malcolm Cox, Kevin O’Neil & Stephen Gill all ran around the Sunderland/South Tyneside area and completed the first ‘DOOR STEP MARATHON’ they were supported by Julie, Phil Tweddle, John Wilson and Trish O’Neil.
From this small start an annual event has grown in popularity and has raised over £8000 of much needed cash for the Phoenix Unit.  The event is not a race but an opportunity to run with friends and raise money for a deserving cause.  It’s open to Strollers and non-Strollers alike.
This ninth year, the runs start and finish at SUNDERLAND YACHT CLUB located at the Marina, this is the first time we have incorporated a 10k run so lots of people can get involved. There is ample parking and there are showering and changing facilities within the Club along with somewhere to store your kit.
The marathon will start at 9am, the half marathon at 11am and the 10K at 12 noon – in that way everyone should be finishing at roughly the same time.  After the event there are refreshments served in the Club which include hot Sunday Sandwiches – bacon/egg/sausage and hot drinks – all provided courtesy of Club funds.
For those of you who fancy a well deserved tipple, the bar will also be open – the Club won’t be buying!
The cost of all entries is £20 per person, all finishers receive a T-Shirt. Every penny of your entry fee will go to charity.
To enter go here.
 Letters of thanks received from the charities who benefited from the money raised this year

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