Charity runners prepare to put best foot forward

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More than 300 people are expected for the 9th annual Run for the World event this Saturday.

Morecambe Promenade will see young and old take part to raise awareness and funds for this year’s chosen charities.

Christians Against Poverty locally and Ambassadors Football International benefit from the funds raised, but the event is much more about participation.

Bishop Geoff Pearson will return to take part again with the winning team from 2014 – Shireshead St.James Church.

There is also a shield presented to the primary school with the most participants.

Torrisholme Road County Primary school are in top spot in the race for that prize.

With various local sponsors contributing prizes, the run provides a great day for all – linking up with other runs taking place year round to make a total distance of at least 42,000 km – the circumference of the globe.

Rev Pearson said: “I am looking forward to the event, which has fast become a regular fixture on the annual Morecambe calendar.

“I enjoy running to keep fit and this is a great opportunity to combine my passion for running with raising money for excellent causes.

“I’d like to thank the organisers for putting on this great event year after year and I hope as many people as possible will line the streets on Saturday to cheer on all the runners and keep us going until we reach the finish line.”

Registration is still possible at: www.r4tw.org.uk. All details at www.facebook.com/r4tw.the.bay.

Lancaster is the only location to have held an event every year since the run’s inception.

Starting with 10 runners in 2007 in Williamson Park, 2014 saw more than 300 register to take part in 1, 5, and 10km runs along Morecambe Promenade.