British royals Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton are spearheading a sporty campaign to end the stigma against mental health issues for next year’s London Marathon.
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Harry, 32, appears in a new video shared by Kensington Palace, urging London marathoners to back their “Heads Together” campaign, which aims to bring awareness to mental health issues and raise money for the cause.
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In the clip, the red-headed royal encourages participants to take up the cause and join his 2017 London Marathon team.
Prince Harry has a message for those learning this week if they have a ballot place to run @LondonMarathon – Join our team @heads_together! pic.twitter.com/gtegrAata5
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 15, 2016
“Congratulations if you have got a place in the Virgin Money London Marathon. I hope the first timers amongst you are more excited than scared,” he says.
“If you already have a place and are undecided who to run for, William, Katherine and I would like to invite you to run with Heads Together… Together, we can start the biggest ever national movement to end stigma on mental health and change the conversation for everyone.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also appear in the clip, sporting Heads Together headbands.
Harry concludes, “The three of us can’t wait to cheer you on. See you at the finish line,” before breaking into giggles.
This week, 50,000 runners received the news that they’d won a spot to run in the upcoming 2017 London Marathon, with a record 253,930 people entering the online ballot to participate.
The annual, 26-mile race is touted as the largest annual fundraising event on the planet, raising more than $95 million (CAN) for various causes in a single day last year.
This year’s event takes place on April 23.
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