Runners will be back on the streets of Derby on Sunday 19th June, for the newly named Derbion Ramathon and RAM 5 Mile.
Derby’s best-loved retail destination, Derbion, has announced today (01 March) that it will be joining forces with Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All to become the title sponsor of one of the region’s biggest charity road runs.
The Derbion Ramathon and the RAM 5 Mile will see 4,000 people take part across both events, in order to raise tens of thousands of pounds for local good causes.
Working in partnership with Derbion, Run For All is looking to increase community engagement in the event, with the all-new Derbion Ramathon Team Challenge, which will see teams of colleagues, running buddies and friends battle it out to be crowned champions.
The team challenge will be open to teams of four or more to each take on the full half marathon distance, in the hope of being the fastest team of 2022.
Both the half marathon and five-mile course will start and end on Iron Gate, in the shadows of the Cathedral before taking runners through the city centre. The Ramathon will then see runners pass through Elvaston Castle Country Park, Alvaston Park and past Derby County’s Pride Park Stadium and back to the city centre for the big finish.
Adam Tamsett, general manager at Derbion, said: ”We’re extremely proud to support the Ramathon and to be officially announced as the new title sponsor, as the races really do bring the city of Derby together. We’re looking forward to seeing all those taking part at the starting line in June!”
Tristan Batley-Kyle, head of events at Run For All, said: “Having the support of Derbion is a fantastic way to start the year. The centre is at the heart of the city and together we will work to engage and inspire people to pull on their trainers, and take part in one of the events this year.
“It was great to see a team from Derbion take part in the event last year and for their enthusiasm and passion for the event mean they now wish to be intrinsically linked to the Ramathon by becoming our title partners.”
For those wanting to be part of the 5-mile distance, you must be 15 years or over to enter, and for those wanting to tackle the half marathon, you must 17 years or older.
For more information and to enter, please visit www.runforall.com.