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Race for spare Marathon places for those who missed ballot

PUBLISHED: 20:41 20 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:48 05 October 2010

CHARITY bosses at an East End community centre have places up for grabs for anyone wanting to run in next year’s London Marathon. The ballot closed this week. But the Docklands Settlement on the Isle of Dogs which has been allocated 50 places is offering 32 of them to wannabe runners who missed out

CHARITY bosses at a community centre in London’s Docklands have places up for grabs for anyone wanting to run in next year’s London Marathon.

The ballot closed last Thursday. But the Docklands Settlement at Millwall on the Isle of Dogs, which has been allocated 50 places, is offering 32 of them to wannabe runners who missed out.

But they have to pledge to raise £1,200 for the centre.

The Settlement provides marshals on the big day along the route which snakes through the Isle of Dogs passing their doorstep.

So, as a thank you,’ the organisers allocate them places on April 26 in return for providing marshals at the 14th and 21st mile points.

Anyone wanting a place can call the charity on 020-7538 3292, or online at www.crunch.org.uk and use the charities’ link to Docklands Settlement.

Anyone wanting a place can call the charity on 020-7538 3292, or online at www.crunch.org.uk and use the charities link to The Docklands Settlement.

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