Property agent Myddelton & Major has been confirmed as sponsor of the Salisbury Half Marathon, which returns to the streets of the city on Sunday, October 1.
Nearly 600 runners completed the run in 2016, the first on the new city centre route which will again be used this year.
And included in the line-up will be Myddelton & Major’s own team running in aid of chosen charity the Wessex Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre in Warminster.
This provides therapies, advice and emotional support for people with multiple sclerosis and their families.
Pulling on their running shoes in aid of this good cause will be Dean Speer, Peter Sammons, Rachael Ward and Fiona Thatcher.
Myddelton & Major Senior partner Philip Holford said: “I am so proud of my athletic colleagues who will be pounding the streets to help those less fortunate than themselves.
“We are more than pleased to be sponsoring this prestigious event for the second consecutive year – as a long-established Salisbury business we are keen to boost the city whenever we can.
“I am sure it will be a marvellous day for both competitors and onlookers with a tremendous buzz around the city – as well as the resulting charity support.”
The 20th running of the Salisbury Half Marathon begins at noon in New Canal and the two-lap, mostly flat course takes in Bemerton, Quidhampton, Netherhampton and Harnham before the finish in Cathedral Close.
Help for Heroes and Salisbury District Hospital’s Stars Appeal are the 2017 event’s two partner charities.
Last year’s winner Aaron Wilson, of City of Salisbury AC & RC, clocked in at 1hour, 14 minutes 55 seconds with the final finisher crossing the line in just over 3hrs, 15mins.
To enter the half marathon – entry fee is £27 affiliated club runners and £29 non-affiliated (no entries on the day) – see the full terms and conditions at www.salisburyhalf.com
The Myddelton & Major team has set up a Just Giving page – www.justgiving.com/fundraising/myddeltonmajor – for supporters to help them reach an ambitious £1,000 target.
This is the second year that Myddelton & Major has sponsored the event.