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Team Alex 2014

After our 500km in 2013, we're still running etc for Neuroblastoma UK because we want to help them fund valuable UK research

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Neuroblastoma UK

We fund vital research into neuroblastoma to find new and better treatments

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This year, 2013, my son Alex should have been celebrating his 5th birthday. Alex was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in June 2010 and despite the bravest of battles, he died, aged 4, in September 2012.

Inspired by his life, I have resolved to run (or hike, cycle, kayak (?!) where appropriate) 500 km around Scotland in a series of events (per the list below), all before Alex's birthday (16 September).  Not being a runner by any stretch of the imagination, it is a serious challenge, but one which I am equally serious about completing.

I'll be doing all of this to raise money for The Neuroblastoma Society - their sole purpose is the relief of children suffering from neuroblastoma, and to achieve this it raises funds for UK medical research into improving both diagnosis and treatment of the disease, with well over 90% of funds raised being spent directly on helping to fight this awful disease.

500 for Alex Challenge - 2013

 1. Meadows Half Marathon - Sun 3 March http://www.meadowsmarathon.org.uk/

2. Kilomathon - Sun 17 March -  http://www.kilomathon.com/?scotland

3. St Andrews 10k - Sat 6 April  http://pedalpowered.org.uk/?page_id=22

 4. Rock and Roll Half Marathon - Sun 14 April http://uk.competitor.com/edinburgh

5. Maggies Monster Bike and Hike - Sat 4 / Sun 5 May  http://monster.maggiescentres.org//

6. Mull of Kintyre Half Marathon - Sun 26 May - http://www.mokrun.com/

 7. 7 Hills of Edinburgh Challenge - Sun 16 June  http://www.seven-hills.org.uk//

8. Corrieyairick Challenge - Sat 6 July http://www.corrieyairack.org/index2.html

9. Dundee Half Marathon - Sun 21 July 

10. Coll Half Marathon - Sat 17 August http://www.collhalfmarathon.co.uk/

11. Coast to Coast (Rat Race Event) - Sat 14/Sun 15 Sept - Nairn to Glencoe (nr Ft William) -  http://www.scotlandcoasttocoast.com/

 TOTAL - 505km

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  • St Andrews 10k - April 2014
  • Edinburgh Half Marathon - May 2014
  • Team Alex Coll Half +8

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