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Xtra Mile Events, organisers of high profile events including the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon and the Manchester Half Marathon, have announced JustGiving as the Official Fundraising Partner across all their events.

With an impressive track record in helping charity partners at events to achieve higher levels of fundraising, JustGiving is the perfect match for Xtra Mile Events who hope to top their substantial fundraising totals through the partnership.

Xtra Mile Events is one of the UK’s leading sports events companies and will be celebrating its 10th anniversary season in 2017. Based in Cheshire, the company is well known for organizing high profile triathlons, duathlons and running events aimed at athletes of all levels across the North West of England and Wales. Among the events set to benefit from the JustGiving partnership are the ASICS Oulton Park Half Marathon and 10K, the Oulton Park Spring Duathlon, the Wilmslow Triathlon, the Llandudno Sea Triathlon, the Macmillan Leeds Triathlon, the South Manchester Triathlon and the Oulton Park Autumn Duathlon.

Xtra Mile Events also organise the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon taking place on Sunday 2nd April 2017, much loved for being the UK’s flattest, fastest and friendliest marathon, and the Manchester Half Marathon, which this year enjoyed a spectacular debut on a superfast course. These two races in one of the country’s greatest sporting hubs produce significant fundraising totals and Xtra Mile Events are looking forward to seeing these figures prosper through working with JustGiving.

Race Director Simon Hill commented,All of our events at Xtra Mile Events represent considerable sporting achievement and this makes them an ideal platform for charity fundraising. We are thrilled to be working with JustGiving across every event to enable competitors to easily raise money for their chosen charity and enhance their experience. With JustGiving’s experience and reputation we are looking forward to maximizing overall charity fundraising and to helping make a difference. We are particularly excited to see how the partnership will benefit the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon and the Manchester Half Marathon as these are key events in our diary supporting a number of excellent charities.

Keith Williams, General Manager at JustGiving, commented, JustGiving is delighted to be partnering with ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon and Manchester Half Marathon to guarantee they raise even more for good causes in 2017. We look forward to working with Xtra Mile Events and maximizing fundraising opportunities for all of their participants across their multi-sport event portfolio by providing industry leading resources. JustGiving is committed to providing world class technology to help all good causes raise even more money and change more lives.”

JustGiving launched in February 2001 to help people support the causes they care about more easily. Fifteen years on, over £3 billion has been raised for good causes on JustGiving, £1.5 billion of which has come in the last four years.

The ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon is a day of sporting greatness and lively festivities, its flat and fast course attracting first time marathoners and charity runners as well as elite athletes seeking a PB or qualifying time. The race is known for its superb crowd support and first-class entertainment.