Join Alice’s Run - or walk the route - to help Epilepsy Ac­tion

Halifax Courier - - Serving The Community -

Alice’s Run, the multi-ter­rain chal­lenge in aid of Epilepsy Ac­tion, takes place this Sun­day, Au­gust 31, and you can en­ter on the day.

The 10k run will wind through the Calder Val­ley to raise vi­tal funds for Epilepsy Ac­tion, which sup­ports peo­ple liv­ing with epilepsy across the UK.

Now in its ninth year, the race was set up to cel­e­brate the life of Leeds Metropoli­tan Univer­sity stu­dent, Alice Red­mond.

Alice, from Heb­den Bridge, died fol­low­ing a tragic accident in Au­gust 2005.

She worked at Epilepsy Ac­tion dur­ing her stu­dent place­ment year, help­ing to or­gan­ise fundrais­ing events and raise aware­ness of epilepsy.

The race will start at 10.30am at Brear­ley Fields in Mytholm­royd and will fin­ish at Calder High School. Set in the Calder Val­ley coun­try­side, run­ners and walk­ers will fol­low a cir­cu­lar route around Heb­den Bridge and Mytholm­royd. The event is suit­able for all, from se­ri­ous run­ners to those look­ing for a coun­try­side walk. There will be Tshirts and re­fresh­ments for all fin­ish­ers, and prizes for first, sec­ond and third (male and fe- male), as well as vet­er­ans.

There will also be a kilo­me­tre chil­dren’s fun run with all fin­ish­ers re­ceiv­ing a medal. This ad­di­tional race will be held at 10.45am, at Calder High School field.

Liv and Steve Red­mond, Alice’s par­ents, said: “We are pleased and proud that Alice’s run con­tin­ues to go from strength to strength as a trib­ute to Alice. Epilepsy Ac­tion was a very spe­cial char­ity in Alice’s life.

“We hope that this year’s event will once again be a huge suc­cess and pro­vide and ex­cel­lent day out for run­ners, walk­ers and chil­dren, as well as friends and fam­ily meet­ing up to re­mem­ber Alice.”

Alice’s Run costs £14 or £12 for run­ners who are part of a UK Ath­let­ics af­fil­i­ated run­ning club.

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