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Keep on running!

Marathon season has arrived and Bridget Devine is looking at the colours that pop along with your chosen charity.

With the start of March comes the start of spring, which I don’t know about you but I myself cannot wait for a bit more sunshine. Warmer weather and drier footpaths mean more people are thinking about the start of marathon season, as the London, Brighton and Kent marathons are all just around the corner.

Bridget Devine is a Fashion Journalism student in her first year at Central Saint Martins – University of the Arts London, having completed a Fashion Design Foundation last year.

Whether you are signed up to run or donate to charities, marathons are one of sports most important annual fundraisers for charities in the UK. Keep reading to find the best sports-wear that supports your charity.

Colour is the best way to stand out in the crowd when running with others, so why not get some running gear that looks good and represents the colours of your chosen charity?

Adidas 3-stripe shorts are a must when it comes to road running so the new 3-Stripe Allover Print Shorts would be perfect for your upcoming marathon. The ladies 3-stripe shorts come in a Lilac/Purple which would be a great choice for anyone running for Alzheimer’s Society or Cancer Research UK, while the men’s 3-stripe shorts come in an ivy green that would be perfect if you are running for MacMillan or Hospice in the Weald.

For the British Heart Foundation, red is the standout colour, and there are plenty of options but I would recommend either the Nike or Montane all season running jersey’s, or if you are running for Breast Cancer, make sure to get a perfect pink pair of leggings from Sweaty Betty.

Around 2,500 charities benefit from the London marathon every year thanks to their Charity Bond scheme, so even though the entry is now closed, it’s still worth checking out the website and seeing if there’s a charity close to your heart that you could donate to.

Brighton marathon’s three main charities are Alzheimer’s Society, Mind and Cancer Research UK so keep your eyes peeled for lots of blue and purple running gear on the Brighton sea-front.

But do not worry, if you are yet to enter a marathon this season, there’s still time. You can sign up for the Kent marathon and half marathon on the nice-work.org.uk website, which takes place on the 14th April.

These two races focus on donating to the Samaritans, which is a charity providing mental health support and suicide prevention. So if you are running for the Samaritans I would suggest wearing bright green in keeping with their colours, the adidas 3-stripe shorts would be perfect, and make sure to donate.

I think it’s fantastic that people come together and run to support charities, so even if you aren’t running this season make sure to show support to friends and family that might be. One way could be helping them get some running gear to stand out in the crowd! Take a look at some of the charity colour-way sportswear below…

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