With the announcement from Sporting Future that there would be no Derby City Half Marathon in the autumn the RunDerby events team,who organise the Ramathon, have made the decision to extend the entry date of the Ramathon to 29th May 2017.
Ramathon 2017 – the Derby Half Marathon – taking place on Sunday 4th June at Derby’s Pride Park Stadium will be officially started by Baasit Siddiqui – star of Channel 4’s hugely popular and BAFTA winning reality TV show, Gogglebox.
Currently on its 9th series, the Derby-based Siddiqui family, including Baasit starring alongside his father and brother, have featured in every series of Googlebox to date and are a firm favourite amongst the show’s fan base.
Baasit is a keen runner himself and completed the Virgin Money London Marathon last April. This year, he will be joining Ramathon runners after firing the start gun to get 2017’s half marathon race underway.
Commenting on his involvement in this year’s Ramathon, Baasit said “Being from Derby, I’m really honoured to be able to officially start the proceedings of this year’s Ramathon and I’m excited to be able to join the runners to complete the race myself, if only to show that I’m not always based on a sofa! I’m sure there will be lots of runners coming to Derby for the first time to take part in the event and I’ll be proud to run through the city’s key landmarks.” Continue reading
Ramathon is delighted to announce that Dains Accountants – the regional firm of accountants and business advisers in the Midlands – will be headline sponsor for the half marathon race on Sunday 4th June, 2017.
Dains Accountants, with 6 local offices across the Midlands including Birmingham, Burton on Trent, Derby, Lichfield, Rugeley and Stoke on Trent, has a team of specialists with a strong background of working with individuals, owner managed businesses, not for profit entities and multi-nationals across the region, helping their clients become more successful.