Olympic rower Mark Hunter joins fellow athlete Kate Dennison to run the Royal Park Half Marathon for Right To Play, an international charity that uses sport and play to educate and empower children in disadvantaged communities.

Mark Hunter in Tanzania
Mark Hunter in Tanzania
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Both Hunter and Dennison have been Athlete Ambassadors for Right To Play for a number of years and decided to run the 13.1 miles around London this October to show their support for the charity.

Hunter – who won gold at the Beijing Olympic Games in the lightweight double sculls with partner Zac Purchase, and then won silver at London 2012 again with partner Purchase – recently visited the charity’s programmes in Tanzania.

Hunter said; “After my trip to Tanzania I saw how Right To Play changes children’s lives and gives them a chance through sport and play. Join me in running the Royal Park Half Marathon for Right To Play and help make a difference!”

Dennison was GB’s number one pole-vaulter for a number of years competing in the commonwealth games in 2006, the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and winning a bronze medal at the commonwealth games in 2010.

Dennison said; “I travelled the world competing as a professional athlete and I know how much of an impact sport and play can have on young lives. I’m proud to be an Athlete Ambassador for Right To Play and help them educate and empower children in disadvantaged communities around the world through sport and play.”

Anyone interested in joining these athletes running the Royal Park Half Marathon for Right To Play can find out more here.

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