Homeless and poorly housed people in Rugby will benefit from fun run

Dressing up for last year's run.
Dressing up for last year's run.

Homeless and poorly housed people in Rugby will benefit from this year’s Ready Steady Fun Run.

The event, which takes place on Sunday, May 15, is open to runners of all abilities, male and female, from eight upwards.

This popular 5k event was first staged in 2009 as the target event for the inaugural Beginners’ Ladies’ Running Group.

The Ladies’ Running Group and the Ready Steady Fun Run continue to grow in popularity year on year and organisers are hoping for another record year.

Tina Wilkins, press officer for the group, said: “This year’s beginners (both ladies and men) are currently training hard for what will be for most of them, their first ever 5k run and they’d like to invite you to join in the fun too.

“Runner or spectator, they’re hoping to see you there supporting both them and local good causes.”

All proceeds from entry fees will be split between Hope 4, this year’s chosen charity, and Rugby & Northampton Athletic Club.

Rugby’s Hope 4 works to relieve poverty among homeless and badly-housed people throughout the borough. There will also be a collection for Rugby Foodbank on the day.

The Ready Steady Fun Run 5k is a one lap course starting and finishing at the Rugby Athletics track.

All finishers will receive a medal and goody bag.

Younger children have not been forgotten with taster athletics activities from Rugby and Northampton Athletic Club, and under eights races on the track after the run. Entry for the children’s races is £1.

Entry now is £10 and £12 on the day. Children aged eight to 16 can enter at the lower price of £5. Visit www.randnac.org

For discounted family entry email ladiesrunninggroup@gmail.com