Are you ready to run for Maggie's Oldham?

Date published: 18 August 2019

Maggie’s Oldham, the charity based in the grounds of the Royal Oldham Hospital are looking for people to join ‘Team Maggie’s’ at the Rochdale Half Marathon, 10k and Fun Run 2019.

Runners will be gathering on Sunday 6th October 2019 take part in the runs which begin at the historic Rochdale Town Hall.  The scenic routes will then take participants through cycleways and the Rochdale Canal, before looping back to the Esplanade to the finish line. The Half Marathon also includes a jaunt around the picturesque Hollingworth Lake.

Liane Gilligan is running the Half Marathon on the day for a cause close to her heart.

"Everyone dreads hearing that someone they know has cancer.  I found out a family member had it and it cruelly took him away from us.  Then, I found out it has affected two more people, my auntie and a dear friend, so I decided I would do something important.

"Maggie's Oldham helped my auntie in her time of need. Maggie's supports not just one person, but family and friends too, everyone needs help because we all need to understand. I am running to show my support and raise much needed funds".

Maggie's Oldham

Tom Hall, Centre Fundraising Organiser at Maggie’s Oldham said: “As we receive no government or NHS funding, events like the Rochdale 10k are vital for our centre as they help us to raise funds and awareness of Maggie’s, meaning that we’re able to continue to provide our services for anyone affected by cancer.  We are looking for runners of any ability to join our team for what will be a fantastic day.”

There will also be a cheering squad present on the day and post-race drinks at The Medicine Tap, next to the finish line.

If you're interested in taking part in any of the runs, or can support Maggie's Oldham in any way, call Tom on 0161 989 0553.

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