Intern to Run Meadows Half Marathon in his Pyjamas

The new pyjamas campaign for the new Sick Kids hospital is looking for people to run the Meadows Half Marathon in Edinburgh on Sunday 7 March. The campaign has 15 free places, so the first 15 runners to sign up for the race will have free registration.

The new pyjamas campaign is hoping that more than 15 people will run in support of the campaign, but those who register after the free places have been taken will pay a registration fee of £15.

Nairn Marnie, who has joined the new pyjamas campaign as an intern, has agreed to run the half marathon for the campaign in his pyjamas.

Nairn, 22, says: ‘I’ve been working for the new pyjamas campaign since last October and would like to raise as much money as possible because it’s so important that we reach our target of £15million.

‘The furthest I’ve ever run is up and down the football pitch for 90 minutes. I started my training yesterday and basically ran until I was tired . . . I might have to do some running in my pyjamas to make sure that they won’t give me any problems on the big day.’

The Meadows Half Marathon is an annual event which had nearly 1000 runners in 2009 and raised £50,000 for charity. There are 1200 places available and people of all ages and abilities are encouraged to take part. For those who are unwilling to commit to a half marathon, there will be a 5 Km run too.

The Meadows Half Marathon is part of the Edinburgh Students’ Charities Appeal. With lots of music and performers playing throughout the day to create a festival atmosphere, the organisers intend to make the day great fun for runners and spectators alike.

To register for the half marathon, click here. Registration closes at 12 noon on Monday 1 March.  

For further information, please contact Patricia Hess on 07 500 829 226

Notes for editors

The Sick Kids Friends Foundation new pyjamas campaign will raise funds for research, capital equipment and support and services for patients and their families which are not part of standard NHS budgets.

The new pyjamas campaign relies solely on voluntary donations.

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