Children get set to cheer on runners

Children and volunteers at Trinity Hospice prepare to cheer the runners on Sunday.
Children and volunteers at Trinity Hospice prepare to cheer the runners on Sunday.
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More than 3,000 people will line up on the Promenade on Sunday, eagerly awaiting the start of this year’s Beaverbrooks Blackpool 10k Fun Run.

And they will be cheered on by a very special team of supporters.

Some of the children who attend Brian House Children’s Hospice will be at the start, near the Hilton Hotel, Blackpool, and will provide a cheery and poignant reminder of why the Fun Run, in aid of Trinity Hospice, means so much.

Jane Molyneux, Fund-raising Director at Trinity said: “Our children at Brian House are very keen to come and watch the start of the Fun Run and join in the unique atmosphere, but their presence is a reminder to those taking part that not everyone is able to run, or even walk the course.

“It is going to be a wonderful event and our team of staff and volunteers have been busy in the final few days, processing entries and issuing race numbers. The 10k Fun Run has become one of the best known events in the Blackpool charity calendar, and this is the first time that founders Beaverbrooks have entrusted all the race organisation to Trinity. It has been a huge challenge and a fantastic team effort – we are all just looking forward to the big day.”

Trinity Hospice President Jimmy Armfield will be the official starter at 11am with spectators set to line the entire route. Everyone who completes the 10K receives a commemorative medal.

Entries will be accepted from 9am, on the day, but runners hoping to pay on the day must get there early and can only pay their £12 entry fee by cash or cheque. Entries can also be made between 10am and noon tomorrow at the Hospice on Low Moor Road, Bispham.

The Promenade will be closed to traffic between the Hilton Hotel and Pleasure Beach from 8am.


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