The countdown is on to the 2022 Knowle Fun Run - The Solihull Observer

The countdown is on to the 2022 Knowle Fun Run

Solihull Editorial 26th Apr, 2022 Updated: 27th Apr, 2022   0

IT’S THAT time of year when fun runners are being asked to dust down their running shoes and get ready for this year’s Knowle Fun Run.

And as competitors are busy with training Who Let The Ukes Out – a local eight strong Ukulele Band – are in rehearsals for when they get runners under way at the starting line.

After two years out due to the pandemic the 37th Knowle Fun Run is set to return to Arden Academy on May 15.

Mark Sutton, lions member, said: “After two years of lockdown, sickness and in some cases, loss, it is great to look forward to the longest running and one of B93’s biggest community events of the calendar year.

“We want to look forward to a brighter future by bringing back this day where the wider community get together for fun.

“And we shouldn’t forget the good causes,  SOLO and Meningitis Now, that will also be benefitting as charity funds need a boost. ‘

Runners of all ages will once again be able to choose between 10k over two extended laps or 5k one lap.

Runners will be junior (Under 14 on the day of the run) or adult and may run as individuals, deciding whether they will run 5k or 10k; or may enter alongside three others for one of the three team competitions – Juniors 5k or any age 5k or any age 10k.

On its website the Lions group said it has decided not to have partner charities this year and to raise funds for much needed causes which have suffered during the pandemic.

Knowle and Dorridge Lion’s president, Adrian Harris, said: “We are very grateful to the Uke Band for their offer of help especially as they have kindly agreed to give any donations made by the public to Lions for use locally.”

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