Team Grace runs 10k for Grace Research Fund
This year a team of runners will be entering the Two Castles 10k run in June to raise funds for the Grace Research Fund – a joint project between the University and the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust. If you’d like to take part, you can sign up to Team Grace today.
About the Grace Research Fund
The Grace Research Fund is a joint project between the University of Warwick and the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust, raising funds for research into the causes of premature births and the best forms of neonatal care.
Currently over 15 million babies are born preterm every year across the globe, accounting for 7.1% of births in the UK. A recent study of survival rates found that just 78% of those born at 26 weeks survived, and the rates dropped for earlier births.* New research at the University aims to improve these rates and save lives, and every penny from this sponsored run will go towards this research.
What is The Two Castles Run?
The Two Castles Run is a 10km course which starts in the central courtyard of Warwick Castle and finishes within the walls of Kenilworth Castle on Sunday 8 June. It’s a friendly run, open to all levels of runners, with crowds cheering all the way along the route.
We would love as many staff and their friends to join Team Grace this year, and we will support everyone involved. Sign up now to receive training support and camaraderie, a running t-shirt, lots of cheering, and post-race refreshments on the day!
How to sign up
Entry opens on Saturday 1 March and usually fills up within a few hours.This is a great oppotunity to get involved, we've already had 22 sign-ups so if you plan to join Team Grace please let us know by Thursday 27 February at the latest so that we can add you to the list.
Please email Charlotte Maytum at C dot Maytum at warwick dot ac dot uk or call/text 07884 733047, with your name and contact details (please include a mobile number we can use to text you on Saturday 1 March – race sign-up day).
Come along and cheer your friends
If you can’t run this year but can join the support team it would also be great to hear from you or see you on the day. Don’t forget to tweet #teamgrace on 8 June and to follow us @GRFUK