Under starter's orders for the countdown to the 2018 Knowle Fun Run - The Solihull Observer

Under starter's orders for the countdown to the 2018 Knowle Fun Run

Solihull Editorial 8th Jan, 2018   0

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

The Knowle and Dorridge Lions have opened the website for entries to encourage runners to start training early and get their friends and colleagues to join them for the annual Knowle on Sunday, May 20.

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.

The Lions have nominated Breast Cancer Haven in Solihull and Headway, the brain injuries charity, as the chosen charities for this year’s run and as usual they will donate 30 per cent of everything to local causes.

Organiser, Richard Buckley, said: “Anyone who has taken part in recent years will tell you about the great atmosphere of 2000 runners, many in fancy dress, being cheered on by the residents who always line the streets.

“We hope runners commit early by entering online now and will make a donation or get their run sponsored to help raise funds to support this year’s special nominated charities – the newly opened Breast Cancer Haven in Solihull, the brain injuries charity Headway with half of all proceeds being retained for local causes.”

For more or to sign up visit www.knowlefunrun.org.uk

The Lions are also seeking corporate sponsors and advertisers to cover costs and volunteers to make the event its usual great success.

For more contact [email protected]


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