1 Nov

Paris Challenge For Northern Runners

action from Paris Marathon with the Arc de Triomphe in the background

Manchester-based Jane Pinder from the Stroke Association is throwing down a challenge to runners across the north of England. The Stroke Association is looking to add to the team that will represent the charity at the 2018 Paris Marathon (8 April 2018) and Jane is inviting you to join the party.

Jane told runABC North: "Paris is one of the world’s biggest and most popular marathons with 50,000 participants. This prestigious race offers a fast and flat course set against an incomparable backdrop, perfect for first-time marathon runners and for those more experienced runners chasing a personal best."

Jane added: "The races starts on the Champs-Elysees and passes by the foot of the Arc de Triomphe. Runners will experience the spectacular sights of Paris from a totally unique point of view. The Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and the Place de Bastille are just some of the magnificent landmarks lining the route of this amazing race."

The Stroke Association – the charity that helps those affected by stroke and to fund stroke research - has a limited number of free places for Paris Marathon. Find out more at the charity website.