Cambridge Half in the Community
We see the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon as being more than just a race and that it is an important part of creating community in Cambridge.
Here are five fantastic initiatives that have been introduced as a result of the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon.
Clothing Donation – TTP Cambridge Half Marathon runners are encouraged to leave and donate clothing in the clothing bins in the start pens. Since the inception of the event this clothing has helped the homeless through Wintercomfort, has helped refugees in Calais and more recently been donated to Emmaus to support the fantastic work they do in the community.
Community Fund – Several years ago we created a fund, to help support projects in the community. The fund has seen us make donations to help create playgrounds, recreational items and a junior sports team sponsorship.
Medals Project – Following the 2021 event we found ourselves with a large number of left-over medals. Desperate to avoid them going to landfill we approached Milton Primary School – a part of the Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust. The School and Trust rolled out a fantastic project encouraging children to earn a half marathon medal by running 1km every day for 21 days.
Economic Impact – We commissioned the University of Surrey to carry out an independent economic study following the 2020 event. Their study found that over £860,000 was spent in the local area because of the event taking place.
Charitable Impact – In 2020, the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon national and local charities partners raised over half a million pounds. Impacting local and national initiatives, we are proud to host an event that makes a difference for hundreds – even thousands of individuals. It is not too late to secure your charity place. You have until February 25!