THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE AND PRINCE HARRY TO JOIN TEAM HEADS TOGETHER LONDON MARATHON TRAINING DAY.
QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK, LONDON
Sunday 5th February 2017
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will join a training day with the runners taking part in the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon for Heads Together, the official Charity of the Year. The training day for Team Heads Together, the campaign to change the conversation on mental health which is spearheaded by Their Royal Highnesses, will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) in London on Sunday 5th February.
Approximately 150 runners will take place in the training day, which will include a run around QEOP and a training session on the London Marathon Community Track, beside the former Olympic Stadium. The day will also include informative presentations and question and answer sessions in the Copper Box Arena, on training and preparing for a marathon from specialists in areas such as nutrition, running and stretching.
Team Heads Together runners will also receive advice and encouragement on how they can lead from the front in achieving the campaign mission of starting millions of conversations on mental health in 2017.
The runners are fundraising for the eight Heads Together Charity Partners or the campaign itself and there will be a session to support their efforts in raising funds for the services and support giving vital help with mental health, day in, day out.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will join runners while they are training on the London Marathon Community Track and at a warm down in the Copper Box Arena, before The Duke gives words of encouragement to the runners.
Their Royal Highnesses will also set out how all 38,000+ runners in this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon will be able to help Heads Together make it the ‘mental health marathon’, alongside supporting whichever great charity or personal cause they may be running for.
Their Royal Highnesses will be joined by Paula Radcliffe, the current Marathon World Record Holder and three-time London Marathon winner, who will also give advice and encouragement to the assembled Heads Together runners. British 400m Record Holder and London Marathon regular, Iwan Thomas, will also join the training day as part of the Team Heads Together team running this year’s Marathon and take part in a Q&A session.
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