Manchester Marathon releases special Ukraine race bib to raise vital funds

Showing the flag of Ukraine, the bib will raise vital funds for those who have fled their homes and are in need of food, water and healthcare

As the humanitarian crisis continues in Ukraine, Therme Manchester Marathon has moved swiftly to support the Disaster Emergency Committee in a bid to raise vital funds for those who have fled their homes and are in need of food, water and healthcare. 

As the UK’s second largest marathon, Therme Manchester Marathon is using its event as a platform for runners to be able to donate important funds to the cause. 

For a donation of £10 or more, event organisers Human Race Ltd have created a special edition, additional race bib to be worn on runners’ backs on Sunday 3rd April showing the flag of Ukraine. 

Since the launch of the exclusive bib on the 4th March, over 2,100 runners have purchased the bib, with £26,500 raised in donations to date. 

All donations will go to the Disaster Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, as they work in Ukraine and across the border in neighbouring countries to meet the immediate needs of all people fleeing with food, water, medical assistance, protection and trauma care. 

The UK Government will match donations from the public pound-for-pound up to £20 million for the funds raised by the Disaster Emergency Committee Ukraine Appeal.

Therme Manchester Marathon runners have until the 24th March to order the bib and support the Disaster Emergency Committee with their work within Ukraine. 

Therme Manchester Marathon will take place on Sunday 3rd April 2022, when the marathon will return as a standalone event – having combined with the Manchester Half last year.

Now the fourth largest marathon in Europe and the second largest in the UK, the Therme Manchester Marathon is hugely popular due to its fast flat course, and the unrivalled Mancunian atmosphere.

With a rich history dating back as far as 1908, the annual event has become a destination for keen runners from all over the country who are looking to nail a new personal best time, and many first timers find its supportive and welcoming atmosphere the perfect place to achieve a life goal.

2021 saw 40,000 runners register to take on the popular course, and 2022 looks to be the biggest event yet.

For more information on how to order the Ukraine bib, click here. You can find more information on the Disaster Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Appeal here. To find out more about Therme Manchester Marathon 2022 and sign up, click here.


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