Four lawyers from Wimbledon legal firm Capsticks are gearing up for the Royal Parks Half marathon on October 6.
The law firm, based on St George's Road, Wimbledon, is aiming to complete the half marathon for national disability charity United Response as part of the charity's 40th anniversary celebrations.
The lawyers will be lining up alongside 16,000 runners on Sunday at Hyde Park before running past some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Runners will be spurred on by supporters lining the 20k route to cheer them on through the gruelling run.
Running on the day will be Gary Hay, who said: "With the half marathon less than 2 weeks away we are all very excited and can’t wait to get to the starting line. With the help of our Leeds office we want to celebrate United Response’s anniversary and raise as much money as possible."
The firm has already raised thousands of pounds for United Response, which supports people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and physical disabilities across England and Wales. But the lawyers are now looking for further support from the local area to help raise as much money as possible.
Gary added: "Training hasn’t been easy, but it definitely helps to train with your colleagues to keep you motivated and to keep a close eye on your training. We all know the essential work United Response does around the country and we are delighted to be supporting such a great charity."
United Response chief executive, Su Sayer, said: "2013 is a big year for us. We have been supporting people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and physical disabilities across England and Wales for the past 40 years. And although we have been around for a long time we still need the support of people like Gary, and his colleagues to help us continue our vital work."