7th Dec, 2016

Solihull first half marathon event set for October

Solihull Editorial 19th Aug, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

THE FIRST-EVER Solihull Half Marathon has been given the go-ahead and is set to take place on October 23.

Hundreds of people across the borough are being urged to lace up their running shoes and go the extra mile to raise vital funds for Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Acorns Children’s Hospice, which provides specialist palliative care for life limited and life threatened children and support for their families across Solihull, has been announced as the official charity of the event.

Acorns events officer, Rose Davie said: “We’re thrilled to be chosen as the official charity and really hope lots of people join us on the day to help raise the funds which are so vital for our care.

“It’s an excellent opportunity to be a part of the first ever half marathon in Solihull and running for Acorns will help give you that extra push to reach the finish line, safe in the knowledge your efforts will help support local children and their families.”

The scenic 13.1-mile race will start and finish at Virgin Active in Blythe Valley Business Park.

Competitors who choose to run to support Acorns will receive discounted entry.

To sign up for the event, visit www.kpevents.net or contact 01564 825 037