Not too late to sign up to fun run

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ORGANISERS of Sunday’s Braham Park Fun Run say it’s not too late to join in the action and help boost a worthy cause.

Olympics hopeful and Leeds-based athlete Richard Strachan will wave off the competitors on the 5 and 10km circuits of the country estate.

This year organisers are hoping 500 runners will turn up and raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month with all the money going to support the Cancer Research UK laboratories at St James hospital in Leeds.

The event organiser, Ann Newton, said: “Everyone who comes along really enjoys it, many wear something pink to respect a relative or friend who has been affected by this pernicious disease.

“We get serious runners doing the 10K, families doing the 5k and even people walking round with push chairs and dogs (on leads).”

Last year 490 people entered and raised nearly £6,000 for the charity.

The event is yet again being sponsored by local estate agents, Beadnall Copley, which means that all the money raised by participants will go directly to Cancer Research UK.

Sponsor Andrew Beadnall, who lost both parents to cancer, urged people to join the race on Sunday: “People don’t have to run, they can walk it.”

Entry fees on the day are £8.50 for adults, £5 for children and £20 for families (maximum 4 people).

Anyone interested can turn up for 9.30am to register.

For more information contact Ann Newton on 01937 841470.