University teams up with Cash for Kids for return of popular run
A Preston charity run will return in May following a three-year break.
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will once again team up with local charity Cash for Kids for the Avenham Park 5km and 1km Family Fun Run on Bank Holiday Monday 2 May.
The 5km race begins and ends at the Winckley Square end of the park at 11.00am with the Family Fun Run starting at 10.00am. All funds raised from the event will go to Cash for Kids, which supports children in need in the local area.
The popular event last took place in 2019 after the Covid-19 pandemic prevented it from going ahead in 2020 and 2021.
"It’s exciting to bring local runners back together for this popular event and raise money for a local worthwhile cause "— Martin Baines, Sports and Physical Activity Manager of UCLan Sports Activities
Rosalina Lobo, Charity Manager for Cash for Kids, said: “Every penny raised will go directly to help families in Lancashire who are struggling to put food on the table or heat their homes. The last few years have been incredibly tough for so many and this event will ensure we can continue to help the most vulnerable at this time.”
Martin Baines, Sports and Physical Activity Manager of UCLan Sports Activities, added: “After a three-year hiatus, it’s exciting to bring local runners back together for this popular event and raise money for a local worthwhile cause at the same time.”
The UCLan Avenham Park 5km Run costs £13.50 or £11.50 for UK Athletics affiliated club runners. The 1km Fun Run costs £5.20 and both events can be booked online.
Runners will receive a t-shirt for the 5km Run and a medal for the Fun Run.