Runners get ready to take on the lakes
RUNNERS are being sought to take part in a charity run around Ashford’s very own Lake District.
The Podplus 3 Lakes 5k charity run around the Conningbrook Lakes takes place this year on Sunday, July 4.
Runners are invited to sign up for the event which will benefit the Kent Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre in Canterbury and the Kennington Scout Group Hut Fund.
Hosted by the Podplus Sports Shop and Injury Clinic at Ashford’s Julie Rose Stadium, the run starts at 11am and the entry fee is £10.
The event is open to runners (and joggers and walkers) of all levels and offers a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Teams of eight who enter will be with a chance of winning the corporate challenge prize.
Children aged 13 and over can join in the main 5k by completing an adult consent form, and under 13s can take part in a fun run on the stadium’s athletics track from 10am.
All proceeds from entry fees go directly to both charities so no need to get sponsorship unless you choose to.
Kate Austen, founder of Podplus and the 3 Lakes 5k, said: “We wanted to host an enjoyable charity 5k event in Ashford, and after last year’s success the event is growing in popularity and raising valuable funds for deserving causes.”
The route offers a unique opportunity to run through the private estate of Brett’s Aggregates and on to footpaths around the two public Conningbrook Lakes as well as around the largest of the three lakes which is normally out of bounds to the public.
Anyone interested can print an entry form at www.podplus.co.uk/ 3lakes5k or register online at www.runbritain.com or www.runners world.co.uk or in person at the Podplus Shop based at the Julie Rose Stadium.
For more information contact Podplus by calling 01233 660851.
The charity run will go round Conningbrook Lakes