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Roller marathon in aid of Deafblind Scotland

East Fortune Roller Marathon

East Fortune Roller Marathon

Skaters, skateboarders and scooter riders of all abilities are rolling up for a special event in support of the deafblind community.

The East Fortune Roller Marathon will take place at East Fortune Race Track on Sunday 3 August and entry spaces are filling fast.

Hosted by Deafblind Scotland, the event will offer participants the chance to travel three distances of full marathon, half marathon and 1 lap (1.5) miles on the flat and smooth race track.

All proceeds will go to the charity’s valuable work in supporting those who have a severe dual loss of their sight and hearing.

This will be Deafblind Scotland’s second Roller Marathon at East Fortune following last year’s successful event.

Andrew Gibson, Deafblind Scotland Fundraising and Marketing officer said: “We are lucky in that this track is one of the smoothest surfaces in Scotland and is an ideal venue for skaters of all abilities to soak up the carnival atmosphere while taking on a challenge.

“Interest so far has been encouraging with skaters, skateboarders and scooter riders of all ages and abilities, as well as families looking for a fun day out, signing up.

“This is no ordinary event and seeing participants in fancy dress roll around the track is a wonderful site.”

Participant Sara Vance completed the full marathon at last year’s event and is returning this year.

She said: “It was a great day last year.

“I guess the reason I’m returning is because I really felt I was able to help a smaller charity out.

“It was nice to see so many different people, speed skaters, derby skaters, recreational skaters, young and old all out together for a good cause.”

Prizes from sponsor Kaos Skate store are on offer for the individuals who raise the most sponsorship and have the best fancy dress.

If anyone would like to register to take part in the event they can do it online at www.deafblindscotland.org.uk/events/roller-marathon-2014/.

The charity is also appealing for volunteers to support the event on the day and if anyone would like more information they can call 0141 777 5853 or email fundraising@deafblindscotland.org.uk

 

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