Busi­nesses are wanted to make start­ing line-up for big 10k race

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

BUSI­NESSES in east Cheshire are be­ing of­fered a chance to be part of one of Manch­ester’s most em­i­nent and high-pro­file sport­ing events.

The Great Manch­ester Run in May, which is broad­cast live on the BBC, has been de­scribed as Europe’s top 10k run­ning event and East Cheshire Hospice is hop­ing to at­tract a top busi­ness spon­sor for this year’s race.

“It’s a fab­u­lous event with an in­cred­i­ble at­mos­phere,” said event man­ager Jes­sica Ruth.

“And it’s a great op­por­tu­nity for a busi­ness to put it­self in the spot­light in front of a huge street and TV au­di­ence.”

Among the 40,000 ex­pected run­ners, the hospice fundrais­ing team has set a goal of at­tract­ing its largest team to date with around 200 run­ners tak­ing part in Team ECH, each run­ner pledg­ing to raise a min­i­mum of £150 for the hospice.

The event has raised al­most £200,000 for the hospice in the last five years and is well sup­ported by both in­di­vid­ual run­ners and cor­po­rate teams ev­ery year.

Any busi­nesses in­ter­ested in sup­port­ing the event can con­tact Jes­sica or any mem­ber of the fundrais­ing team on 01625 433477.

For those wish­ing to pound the streets, a lim­ited num­ber of Team ECH run­ner places are now avail­able for a £30 en­try fee – cheaper than the nor­mal en­try fee.

That fee will be re­funded if run­ners raise £250 or more.

And those al­ready with their own place can still join the hospice team by reg­is­ter­ing on the hospice web­site now: www.eastcheshire hospice.org.uk/gmr.

For any­one look­ing for in­spi­ra­tion in mov­ing from the couch to 10k over the next few weeks, the Great Manch­ester Run or­gan­is­ers have some use­ful train­ing plans for all abil­i­ties: www. greatrun.org/great­manch­ester­run#down­loads.

●● Par­tic­i­pants in last year’s Great Manch­ester Run for East Cheshire Hospice

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