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Derbion returns as Ramathon’s title sponsor for 2023

East Midlands’ leading retail and leisure destination, Derbion, has announced that it will be joining forces with Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All as the title sponsor of Ramathon for the second year running.

Each year, the Ramathon and RAM 5 Mile attract thousands of runners looking to raise tens of thousands of pounds and make a real difference for their chosen charities. As the oldest and biggest road run of its kind in Derbyshire, the much-anticipated event promises a lively atmosphere for all.

With an exciting new route for 2023, both the half marathon and five-mile courses will start and finish in Iron Gate, before taking runners through the city centre. The Ramathon will then see runners make their way through Elvaston Castle then travel back via Alvaston Park, through Pride Park and then back into the centre centre for the big finish.

Returning for 2023, the Derbion Ramathon Team Challenge will see teams of colleagues, running buddies and friends battle it out to be crowned champions. Open to teams of four or more, each team must take on the full half marathon distance to be in with a chance of being crowned the fastest team of 2023.

Adam Tamsett, centre director of Derbion, said: “We’re extremely proud to be supporting the Ramathon 2023 and to be the title sponsor of one of the East Midlands’ biggest charity road runs, which raises tens of thousands of pounds each year for local good causes.

Some of the Derbion team took part in last year’s event so we know first-hand how fantastic the atmosphere on race day is – we’re really looking forward to experiencing it all again and seeing runners at the start line in June!”

Siobhan Curtis, Communications and Marketing Director at Run For All, said: “It’s fantastic to have the support of Derbion again this year as we look forward to the return of the events this June.

Together we will look to engage people from across the City and beyond to take on the challenge and pull on their trainers to join us for either the half marathon of 5 mile.

With two distances on offer again this year, this really is a great example of a  run ‘for all’ and with the Derbion Team Challenge groups and companies can also get involved and enjoy a bit of friendly competition.”

Those wanting to take part in the RAM 5 Mile must be 15 years or over to enter, or 17 years or older to take part in the Ramathon half marathon.

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NOTES TO EDITORS About Run For All Run For All is part of Jane Tomlinson’s lasting legacy. Jane Tomlinson CBE raised £1.85m for children’s and cancer charities before her untimely death from cancer aged just 43 in 2007. She made headlines across the world by competing in a series of epic endurance challenges from the London Marathon, ironman and triathlon competitions to a 4,200-mile cycle ride across the width of the USA – despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer. Her family continue to raise funds in her name and, to date, a massive £10m has been raised. As well as its popular 10K Series, Run For All also organises half marathons in Leeds, Sheffield, Hull and the Yorkshire Marathon and Yorkshire 10 Mile in York. About Derbion Derbion is the East Midlands’ premier retail and leisure destination, offering a full family day out within a contemporary and safe environment. The centre has an attractive lineup of famous brands with over 200 household names, including; Next, Zara, Mango, M&S, Hobbs, Hugo Boss, Whistles, Lush and JD Sports with new additions in the last 12 months including Jack Wills, H&M Home, Sostrene Grene and we’re proud to be the first shopping destination worldwide to welcome River Studios, the brand-new store concept from River Island. With Showcase Cinema de Lux, Paradise Island Adventure Golf, Hollywood Bowl and the 640 seat Derby Theatre, Derbion has an extensive leisure offer for visitors to enjoy. The venue’s Food Terrace offers a wide variety of grab and go options for visitors to choose from, with eight further standalone restaurants and many more cafes and eateries throughout the centre. The scheme is supported by an integrated, secure car park facility, offering 3,600 spaces in the heart of Derby city centre.

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