Run the river and help raise char­ity cash

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

BRITS spurred on by the na­tion’s Rio Olympics gold rush have been urged to hit the streets of Lon­don to help fund a bet­ter ed­u­ca­tion for some of the coun­try’s poor­est chil­dren.

Some 3,000 peo­ple are ex­pected to pound the banks of the Thames on Tues­day Septem­ber 6 for Run the River 2016, rais­ing money for the char­ity Teach First - and it’s not too late to sign up.

Par­tic­i­pants can walk, jog or run 5km or 10km that evening, from 7pm, along a scenic river­side route tak­ing in land­marks like the Tower of Lon­don and Tate Mod­ern.

The event, now in its third year, helps fund Teach First’s work in schools across Eng­land and Wales to tackle ed­u­ca­tional in­equal­ity and en­sure no child’s life chances are lim­ited by their par­ents’ in­come.

This Septem­ber, Teach First will place over 600 highly tal­ented teach­ers at 378 schools in de­prived com­mu­ni­ties across Lon­don and the south east, reach­ing thou­sands of chil­dren.

Run the River is sponsored by Teach First sup­port­ers Citi.

The firm’s man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Lou McCrim­lisk, who will take part this year, said: “Run the River is a great event and one that Citi is in­cred­i­bly proud to sup­port. Our em­ploy­ees and clients re­ally look for­ward to the run – it has a fun at­mos­phere and unique lo­ca­tion.

“We pas­sion­ately be­lieve in Teach First’s vi­sion – to not let eco­nomic dis­ad­van­tage de­ter­mine a child’s destiny. By sup­port­ing this char­ity and be­ing in­volved in Run the River, we are proud to help Teach First’s vi­sion be­come a re­al­ity.”

En­try usu­ally costs £40, which in­cludes chip-tim­ing, a medal and an of­fi­cial T-shirt, but read­ers can sign up us­ing the dis­count code TRIN­ITY to re­ceive a fan­tas­tic £15 re­duc­tion, bring­ing the cost down to just £25.

To sign up and for more in­for­ma­tion, visit the Run the River web­site or fol­low #Run­theRiver on Twit­ter and Face­book.

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