Well done to Running Team UpRising!

Well done to Running Team UpRising!

July 25, 2017

On Monday 24th July, a team of four runners took part in the Standard Chartered Great City Race for UpRising! Taking in the sights of central London, the Great City Race is a unique 5km route around Bank, St Paul’s and the Barbican.

UpRising staff member Emma Henly, who manages the Fastlaners Programme in London, brought together a team of friends - Jayne, Colleen and Danielle – to complete the race on Monday. They whizzed round in impressive times setting 4 personal bests! With only a couple of weeks training, this is a fantastic achievement for the team – well done! As well as this, they have been hard at work fundraising for UpRising and have raised over £650 so far! They have set themselves a fantastic target of £750 and are now very close to hitting this, so if you would like donate to help them smash their target, you can find their Justgiving page here.

Here are some words from team members Jayne and Danielle on their experiences running for UpRising in the race:

“The Standard Chartered Great City Race was definitely great! It has been so much fun fundraising for UpRising and sharing the work of the charity with friends and family. I’m really pleased we have raised so much to support UpRising’s youth programmes. Thank you so much to Standard Chartered for a really enjoyable event! See you in 2018!” - Jayne

“We’ve been really surprised by the generosity of all our friends to help us reach our target and raise valuable funds for UpRising’s important work with young people. It was a fantastic experience to run around the city and I’d love to do it again next year!” - Danielle

We’re really grateful to Standard Chartered for providing UpRising with four complimentary places in the race and some much deserved and very lovely food and drink in the hospitality area afterwards. For more information on UpRising’s work with Standard Chartered, please contact hello@uprising.org.uk

If you are inspired by this and you would like to fundraise for UpRising, we’d love to hear from you! Take a look at our fundraising pages or contact hello@uprising.org.uk for more information.