Run the river and help raise charity cash
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.