24 August 2011

Organisers of The Run '11 are aiming for the event to raise thousands for charity.

The Run '11 is fast approaching with just over four weeks left to train and anyone taking part can help raise money for any charity of their choice.

There are also five official Run '11 partner charities – The Stroke Association, MacMillan Cancer Support, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, the Northamptonshire Community Foundation and The Lowdown, plus for the first time this year, the Run ’11 is supporting newly-established charity, Always A Chance.

Over 100 supporters have signed up so far to help raise money for Always A Chance – a local charity set up to unite in the fight against violence in memory of James Cooper and James Kouzaris who were tragically shot dead in Sarasota, Florida in April this year.

Paul Davies, one of the founders of Always a Chance, said: “We are very pleased to have such a profiled event to publicise our charity and we are looking forward to pounding the streets of Northampton to get the ball rolling. We will be running ‘Together As One’ and urge people to join us, not only in the physical challenge of the 5km or 10km runs, but in the fight against violence.” For more information about Always a Chance please visit www.alwaysachance.org.uk

There is still time to enter this year’s event, start training and get sponsors. To enter, get training tips and more visit www.the-run.org.uk

Don’t delay, sign up today.

‘The Run 11 – Northamptonshire’ organisers are;

  • Northamptonshire Sport (County Sports Partnership)
  • NHS Northants (formerly Northamptonshire PCT)
  • Northamptonshire County Council
  • Northampton Borough Council

Details of ‘The Run 11 – Northamptonshire’;

Description: Mass participation run for people of all abilities
Date: Sunday 2nd October 2011
Event HQ: Sixfields Stadium, Northampton
Distances: 10km and 5km routes, Children’s Races (1km and 2km)
Entries: Individual, Children, Corporate
Route: A circular route heading into and around the town centre, passing by iconic town sites such as the Express Lifts Tower, Saints RFC, All Saints Church, Market Square, Athletics Track finish

Headline national and local charity partners:

  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Stroke Association
  • Northamptonshire Community Foundation
  • Northamptonshire and Warwickshire Air Ambulance
Fees: Affordable and not restrictive