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Sanlam Announces New Sponsorship

Bristol & Bath Marathon

We are delighted to announce that, as part of a joint venture with Sanlam Private Wealth, we have today been unveiled as headline sponsor of the Sanlam Bristol Bath Marathon.

The route for the first ever Bristol + Bath Marathon has been confirmed and will be staged between two historic cities and crossing three counties.  Runners will start from Queens Square in Bristol before taking in the SS Great Britain, the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Bath's Royal Crescent on the run.

This new high profile race will be unique in the UK. The closed road 26.2 mile course has already attracted in excess of 5,000 entrants and is expected to become, within a few short years, one of the leading sporting events of its kind in the country.  We hope the beautiful South Gloucestershire countryside and Victoria Park in Bath will inspire them through the challenge.  Avon Gorge, the River Avon, M Shed, the Avon Valley Railway and the valley near Kelston will also make stunning sites along the way.

The run takes place on Sunday, 25th October.

Race organisers have announced CLIC, Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal in Bristol, and the Forever Friends Appeal in Bath as their charitable partners.

Jamie Warren, from the race organiser GO2, said: "The race to date has exceeded all expectations and with more than 5,500 runners already signed up to run from Bristol, through the beautiful South Gloucestershire countryside, and onto Victoria Park in Bath.

"We are extremely pleased that we have a number of businesses  and charities supporting the event, across both cities, and would encourage any runners looking to take on a challenge this year to consider supporting the Bristol and Bath communities by fundraising for one of these great causes."

Tabitha Haydon, running events manager  at CLIC Sargent, said: "We are delighted to be the national charity for this exciting new event.

"Bristol and Bath are closely linked with CLIC Sargent, as two of our Homes from Home are based in Bristol, Sam's House and CLIC House, plus we have a number of care teams working within the region.

"We hope to raise more than £60,000 alone through this amazing partnership which will help us continue and expand our work in supporting children and young people with cancer, and their families."

Businesses Sanlam, Bishop Fleming and Plantronics Backbeat Fit are event sponsors.

Lukas van der Walt, Sanlam UK CEO, said: "Sanlam has a long history of support for sporting, health awareness and vitality events all over the world , from the Cape Town Marathon in South Africa to our own Go Dad Run here in the UK; so when the opportunity arose to become headline sponsor of this new event we jumped at the chance.

"It is a pleasure to sponsor the Bristol + Bath Marathon and to do our bit in the promotion of both this fantastic event and of these two great cities ."

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