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Winchester half-marathon ‘marafun’ publicizes partnership with housebuilding firm Persimmon Houses


WINCHESTER’S half marathon enjoyable run has obtained help from a UK dwelling development firm to assist fund the marshal volunteer teams.

Persimmon Houses has joined forces with Rees Leisure to help the Winchester Marafun, happening on September 25, 2022. Rees Leisure launched the race in 2016, now providing contributors two programs, a half marathon and a hilly 10k by Winchester’s historic streets and countryside.

As per the settlement, Persimmon Houses, a British dwelling development firm, will likely be donating £200 to the handfuls of group teams and sports activities groups who’ve volunteered to marshal the race and help runners. The voluntary teams embody native college sports activities golf equipment, scout teams, lady guides, girls’s institutes and working golf equipment.

Daily Echo:

Chris Rees, founding father of Rees Leisure stated: “We couldn’t placed on this superb race with out the assistance of all of the group teams and volunteers concerned. I’m extremely happy that we have now companions like Persimmon on board who’re capable of help these teams who assist make this occasion occur.

“The occasion seems to be set to be an actual spotlight in Hampshire’s sporting calendar”

Ian Beal, managing director of Persimmon Houses South Coast stated: “The Winchester Marafun is in each sense a group and household occasion and we’re delighted to help this sensible spectacle by Winchester’s iconic streets and gorgeous landscapes.

“From our sponsorship of Staff GB to the Winchester Marafun, we wish to create a optimistic legacy within the areas the place we construct houses. Encouraging folks to guide energetic, wholesome lives whereas additionally supporting native teams and sports activities groups is a robust means that we will obtain this.”

The race, formally generally known as the Winchester Half Marathon, consists of landmarks equivalent to St. Catherine’s Hill and Winchester Cathedral. This yr is the sixth version and first to characteristic the Hilly 10k.

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The organiser, ReesLeisure, is a sports activities occasion administration firm managing a number of the South’s largest working occasions just like the ABP Southampton Marathon. The corporate works with a variety of group teams, sports activities groups and societies throughout its sequence of occasions.

Persimmon Houses operates from 31 regional places of work all through the UK, to construct houses throughout England, Scotland and Wales.


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