CHARITY CALLS FOR GREAT NORTH RUNNERS AS SURVEY SHOWS ITS A GREAT 2009: Anglia Midlands

CHARITY CALLS FOR GREAT NORTH RUNNERS AS SURVEY SHOWS ITS A GREAT

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be contacted on 0870 124 0866 Journalists can access stories via the Press Association wire service or online at: Find out about other community stories on: Signing up to take part in a charity challenge can boost your motivation to exercise, according to a new poll by marketing agency YouGov. In the online survey - commissioned by Christian Aid and completed by more than 2,000 respondents from across the UK at the end of January - 60% of 18 to 34-year-olds said they were more likely to stick to a regular exercise routine if they had signed up to a charity challenge such as the Great North Run. The Great North Run, the world's biggest half marathon, takes place in Newcastle on September 20.

With all non-charity places now filled, Christian Aid is offering people the opportunity to participate in this popular event as an added motivation to get fit, while raising vital funds to help fight poverty in the developing world.

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