Sponsors boost Charitable donations from Marathon
This year’s Barns Green Half Marathon which takes place on the 25th September, will have a number of sponsors which will boost the funds that this magnificent local event raises for charity and other good causes.
Berkeley, tThe house builder is in the middle of a major building programme in Barns Green. Work has just been completed on a new school in the heart of the village and the local children are now benefitting from this magnificent new facility. In addition Berkeley’s are half way through building a new development of 69 homes. The Barns Green Half Marathon race route goes passed both the school site and the housing development site on 3 occasions over the 13 mile course adding two significant new landmarks to the race.
Bluecoat Sports Health & Fitness Club is situated in the grounds of Christ’s Hospital School less than two miles from Barns Green. It is a members club with an outstanding array of health and fitness facilities ranging from swimming and fitness through to crèche and kids activities, racket sports and training.
MORE TH>N was established in 2001 and as part of RSA, offers home, car, pet, business and travel insurance from its base in Horsham. MORE TH>N is extremely proud of its long association with Horsham and the surrounding area, and its continuing involvement with the community and hence their keenness to support the Barns Green Half Marathon.
Motorline Toyota Horsham is family run, and one of the longest running Toyota centres in the country. It offers both service with collect and deliver facility, and sales. Situated just a couple of miles from Barns Green on the A264 Five Oaks Road, the dealership was the original sponsor of the Barns Green Half Marathon back in 1982.
The Chairman of the Barns Green Half Marathon Committee, Vernon Jennings commented, “It is wonderful to have Berkeleys, More Th>n, Toyota and Bluecoat all supporting our race. We are extremely proud of what the race has been able to achieve and each year the event gets bigger with more runners, and spectators. Our charity this year is Prostate Cancer and because of the involvement of our sponsors, we will be able to allocate even more funds to our chosen charities as well as the various local and junior organisations that help organise the event on the day.”
This year’s Barns Green Half Marathon will be the 34th in the events history and takes place on Sunday 25th September at 10am. Once again over 1200 runners are expected to take part in what is the largest sports participation event in the area.