Get on your marks to tackle first win­ter run

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

A HUGE new run­ning event has been added to Greater Manch­ester’s grow­ing mass­par­tic­i­pa­tion cal­en­dar.

The Can­cer Re­search UK 10k Win­ter Run takes place on Fe­bru­ary 28, start­ing at the Eti­had Cam­pus.

A launch event in Lon­don last year drew a field of 15,000 – now or­gan­is­ers have added a Manch­ester event.

The route will in­volve roads closed to traf­fic and fea­ture win­ter de­lights such as snow-zones and ‘po­lar bear hugs.’

The event is suit­able for run­ners of all stan­dards.

Nearly a fifth of peo­ple who took part in the launch event in Lon­don were tak­ing part in a run for the first time.

Coun Rosa Bat­tle, from Manch­ester coun­cil, said: “We are thrilled that the Can­cer Re­search UK Win­ter Run se­ries has cho­sen Manch­ester as its next des­ti­na­tion.

“Af­ter the sell-out suc­cess of the inau­gu­ral Lon­don event in 2015 we look for­ward to wel­com­ing the se­ries to our city.

“We hope that this ex­cit­ing and fun event will in­spire thou­sands of peo­ple from all over this great city to keep run­ning through the win­ter and raise lots of money for Can­cer Re­search UK.”

The Win­ter Run se­ries has been or­gan­ised by Hu­man Race – the UK’s largest or­gan­iser of run­ning, cy­cling, triathlon and swimming events. Nick Rusling, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Hu­man Race, said: “The events are the per­fect chal­lenge in the heart of win­ter.”

Clive San­ders, head of events at Can­cer Re­search UK, said: “Fundrais­ing events like the Win­ter Run se­ries are vi­tal for rais­ing life-sav­ing funds to help beat can­cer sooner and unit­ing men and women of all ages and abil­i­ties in the fight against the dis­ease.

“We’re de­lighted that the Win­ter Run is com­ing to Manch­ester for the first time this year, giv­ing more peo­ple from across the coun­try the chance to give can­cer the cold shoul­der.

“I’d like to en­cour­age ev­ery­one sign­ing up for this year to take on the chal­lenge of fundrais­ing for Can­cer Re­search UK.

“Our ground break­ing re­search re­lies on ev­ery­one who raises money through events like The Win­ter Run.”

En­tries open on Mon­day, Septem­ber 7.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. win­ter­run­series.co.uk for reg­is­tra­tion and more in­for­ma­tion.

Or­gan­is­ers are also stag­ing an event in Liver­pool on Jan­uary 17. The Lon­don run will take place on Jan­uary 31.

The fin­ish of last year’s Lon­don Can­cer Re­search win­ter run – now the race is com­ing to Greater Manch­ester

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