Women Can Nominated Charities for 2019

We have selected FORCE as our primary charity for 2019

The Exeter-based cancer support charity, founded in 1987 to help anyone locally affected by the disease.

“We all know someone affected by cancer. FORCE is local and supports so many people. It’s a perfect fit for us,” she said.

Naomi Cole, FORCE Community Fundraiser, said: “FORCE is delighted to have been chosen as the charity partner for the Women Can Challenges.

“We have many keen runners who support our charity and we are looking forward to seeing Team FORCE assemble, ready to take on the challenge with other inspirational women and have some fun whilst fundraising.”

We are also supporting the South West Coast Path Association as our event benefits from and enjoys so much of this outstanding area.


“We’re proud that the Women Can marathon is held along the South West Coast Path. It’s fantastic that the event is giving back to support the National Trail in 2019. This helps ensure that we can all enjoy the freedom and adventure of our much-loved national treasure for years to come.” – Julian Gray, Director of the South West Coast Path Association


Where would you walk or run if the Coast Path didn’t exist? Over 9 million people use the South West Coast Path every year to experience nature and adventure, as well as support their mental and physical well-being, but many don’t realise the hard work that goes into keeping the coastline accessible. The South West Coast Path Association is the charity that works to protect and champion this much-loved National Trail.

Due to budget cuts, increasingly extreme weather battering the coast, human erosion cause by a growing number of users and the finite lifespan of essential infrastructure like bridges, way-markers and steps, they need to raise £1000 per mile per year, just to keep the 630-mile trail open.

With our help, the Association can secure the way to the sea and hidden beaches, educate explorers of all ages and backgrounds on how to get the most from the Path, provide a safe corridor where local plants and wildlife can flourish, and ultimately ensure that accessing wild, beautiful coastal landscapes is free and easy for everyone

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