Peterborough Marathon 2020 new charity partner

19 Oct, 2019 11:53 By: admin admin

We are super pleased to announce that Kidney Research UK will be our charity partner for the 2020 Peterborough Marathon!

Peterborough Marathon will take place on Sunday 5 April 2020. It’s 26.2 miles will be run on a 95% traffic-free scenic course, starting and finishing within metres of the fantastic Race HQ and event venue, the Marriott Hotel, and almost within view of the Kidney Research HQ.

Martin Jennings of Sublime Racing commented, “We’re delighted to welcome Kidney Research UK as the Peterborough Marathon 2020 charity partner.

We look forward to working with their team and highlighting the fantastic work they do.”

Kidney disease is a growing global problem and right here in the UK over 3 million people are affected by kidney disease, 1 in 10 of us will be affected by chronic kidney disease. The effects of kidney disease are devastating, it has a physical, emotional, mental and financial impact upon those living with the disease, their families and friends and society at large.

Currently, if diagnosed with kidney disease there are two available treatments, dialysis or transplant. Dialysis has been referred to as life support without life as you will spend 3-6 hours per day, 3-6 days per week connected to a dialysis machine. Transplant, if successful, will on average last 10-15 years.

The stark matter of fact is that there are currently no preventative or disease modifying therapies and there is no cure for kidney disease. And this is why we are supporting this amazing charity! We want to help Kidney Research UK eradicate kidney disease globally so that we can free people’s lives from the restrictions, fear and life limiting nature of this disease.

Click here if you'd like to run for Kidney Research

Find out more about Kidney Research UK

Runners wishing to register their own place can do so via the Peterborough Marathon 2020 event page

If you'd like the Fun without the Run, you can sign up as a Race Maker