25/10/2016

Vitality North London Half Marathon 2017!

The Vitality North London Half Marathon is returning for its third year on Sunday 12th March 2017, boasting the greatest finish line in the world INSIDE Wembley Stadium connected by EE!

Early bird entries are NOW OPEN at www.northlondonhalf.com, where you can bag yourself an unforgettable finale to your 13.1 mile half marathon challenge under the famous sporting arch!

Charleen Cannone, General Manager, for the event organisers said: “We are delighted to be returning to Wembley for the third instalment of the Vitality North London Half Marathon! We are expecting more people than ever to be inspired to take part in this exciting running event for London, with a route that also takes in Allianz Park, home of the mighty Saracens! Perfectly timed exactly six weeks before the Virgin Money London Marathon, we anticipate that many full marathon runners in training will also take the opportunity of a pre-marathon training run on the streets of London. 

“After the success of moving the finish line to Wembley in 2016, we are expecting a sell-out event for 2017, and would encourage runners to take advantage of the limited £5 off early bird offer to secure their place now to avoid disappointment!”

All runners in 2017 will receive a finishers t-shirt, fantastic medal, premium goody bag and post-race massage on race day. To secure your limited early bird discount at £38 for affiliated runners and £40 for unaffiliated entry, visit www.northlondonhalf.com.

The Vitality North London Half Marathon is supported by a number of partners and charities, giving runners ample opportunity to raise funds for good causes. The event is part of the Vitality Run Series, which is sponsored by Vitality, the health and life insurer that rewards healthy living. The official national charity partner once again is Macmillan Cancer Support.

Neville Koopowitz, Vitality CEO, said: "We are delighted to be supporting the Vitality North London Half Marathon for a third year and hope the route, which finishes in the iconic Wembley Stadium, will inspire even more people to get involved.”

Julie Harrington, Operations Director of Wembley Stadium, said: “We are delighted that the Vitality North London Half Marathon is returning to Wembley Stadium for its third year. It is always a pleasure for us to welcome the runners to the stadium as they prepare to cross the finish line under our iconic arch.”

Gordon Banks, Saracens Stadium Director, said: “The Vitality North London Half Marathon has become a key date in calendar for race enthusiasts and the local community. We are delighted to once again announce that Allianz Park will form an integral part of the race in 2017. Last year’s Vitality North London Half Marathon saw over thousands of runners take to the streets of Barnet, Brent and North London in a world-class running event that they can be proud of and we are excited that Allianz Park will once again be at the heart of it all.”

Macmillan Cancer Support are delighted to be the lead national charity again for 2017. Sally Tibbitts,  Events Programme Manager, said: “In 2016 we had an amazing 600 runners join Team Macmillan for the Vitality North London Half Marathon, and through their support we are able to help more people affected by cancer. This year we want to be bigger and better and help even more people. No one should have to face cancer alone.”
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About Vitality – changing health and life insurance for good
Vitality is the insurance business that helps people understand how they can improve their own personal health. Vitality makes it cheaper and easier for its members to get healthy and gives them rewards to keep them motivated, through a range of discounts and incentives.
Vitality believes in the power of sport to help inspire people to live a healthy life, which is why it partners with leading sports figures, teams and events to help share the Vitality message.

Vitality Ambassadors Jessica Ennis-Hill, Jonny Wilkinson and Joe Root are role models who embody the values of Vitality. They are all using their passion for living a healthy lifestyle to motivate others to make positive changes. Taking small steps today can dramatically improve wellbeing over the long-term, regardless of your current state of health.

Vitality is Official Wellness Partner of Arsenal FC, AFC Bournemouth, Liverpool FC, Manchester City FC, England Rugby, Scottish Rugby, the Welsh Rugby Union, Cricket’s UK Test Match Grounds and England Netball. The business is also title sponsor of the Vitality Run Series and Official Partner of The Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year Awards in association with Vitality.

VitalityHealth is one of the UK’s leading private medical insurers and has pioneered the ‘shared-value’ insurance model. This is a unique approach which delivers value for Vitality members through rewards and ultimately better health. Society as a whole also benefits, as do the company’s profits, which comes about as a result of people being healthier and claiming less often.

VitalityLife is one of the fastest growing life insurers in the UK. It is unique to the current UK protection market and its suite of products includes Life Cover, Income Protection Cover, Serious Illness Cover, Business Protection and other additional products. By recognising people's efforts to look after themselves, VitalityLife is able to offer a more comprehensive set of benefits than traditional providers at a very competitive price. For more information visit www.vitality.co.uk.

About Wembley Stadium Connected by EE:
Wembley Stadium connected by EE is the home of the England national football team. Since its creation in 1923, Wembley has hosted some of the most famous sporting and music entertainment events, including England’s World Cup success in 1966, Live Aid in 1985, Take That’s record-breaking Progress Tour in 2011 and the blockbuster boxing match between Carl Froch and George Groves in 2014.

The original stadium was demolished in 2000 and the new, 90,000-seat stadium was opened in 2007. Thanks to its partnership with EE, it is also one of the most technologically advanced stadiums in the world. Visitors can also use the official Wembley connected by EE app to further enhance their visitor experience.   The app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play and includes the following features; the latest event calendar including how to buy tickets, check out the view from your seat, plan your journey from sofa to seat, the Wembley social wall, Wembley Radio and Arch Cam, plus more great features.
Wembley Stadium has evolved and now hosts no fewer than 15 different event owners with an incredible 29 events scheduled for 2015. The NFL will host three International Series matches in 2015 which complement the other existing partnerships with the Football League, RFL, Saracens Rugby Club and a number of music promoters, including SJM, Metropolis and Live Nation.

In 2012 the stadium hosted nine matches during the Olympic Games and was the proud host of the 2011 and 2013 UEFA Champions League Final, making it a total of seven European Cup Finals, more than any other venue in Europe.

Wembley Stadium has a rich and proud sporting and music heritage spanning 91-years and 2015 is no different, with acts including The Capital Summertime Ball, AC/DC and Ed Sheeran.

Macmillan Cancer Support
When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. Whether it’s concerns about who you can talk to, planning for the extra costs or what to do about work, at Macmillan we understand how a cancer diagnosis can take over everything.

That’s why we’re here. We provide support that helps people take back control of their lives. But right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us. We need your help to make sure that people affected by cancer get the support they need to face the toughest fight of their life. No one should face cancer alone, and with your support no one will.

To get involved, call 0300 1000 200 today. And please remember, we’re here for you too. If you’d like support, information or just to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visitwww.macmillan.org.uk

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