Charity runners hold tribute to New York marathon

A group of charity runners are taking part in a Yorkshire alternative to the New York Marathon, following the cancellation of the world famous event due to Hurricane Sandy early this month.

The team from Harrogate will complete in their own take on the world famous race today by running from New York Village, near Summerbridge, to Saint Michael's Hospice in Harrogate.

The group of eight are determined to complete the run, to fulfil their promise to the many people who sponsored them more than £30,000 to help local people live with terminal illness and bereavement.

Want to get involved?

  • People seeking to support the team can do so with refreshments at different posts along the route.
  • Local businesses and individuals are also encouraged to sponsor the team.
  • Donations can also be made through Justgiving or via mobile phone by texting 'NYNY12' and the amount to 70070.