Call for entries for 2013 Maidenhead Lions FundRun

Call for entries for 2013 Maidenhead Lions FundRun

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James Preston

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Call for entries for 2013 Maidenhead Lions FundRun

Runners, joggers and even wheelchair users are being encouraged to do their bit to help make this year's Maidenhead Lions FundRun better than ever.

The popular event, now in its 12th year, returns to the Braywick Athletic Track on Saturday, September 28, with entrants set to take part in a 55-minute relay to raise money for charity.

The event will see teams of eight make their was around the track, in Braywick Road, with each individual runner covering 200m before passing the baton on their teammate.

Half of the money raised for the event will go to the team's nominated cause, with the other half going to the Lions' nominated cause, which this year is Thames Valley Adventure Playground (TVAP).

The playground, in Bath Road, Taplow, provides indoor and outdoor recreational facilities for children and adults with special needs.

Last year, more than 20 teams took part and schools, church groups, scouts and the deputy mayors' team have already signed up for 2013.

Several new groups have also entered this year to support TVAP.

Entries, which are free, are still being welcomed, with organisers encouraging businesses to sign up for the day as a team building exercise.

Individuals can also enter and join up with others to make up a composite 'Team Charity' and enter the run.

Organiser Don Evetts said: "This is a real, fun event. It's not a serious run but it's about have a bit of fun and raising some money which this year will be for a really good cause.

"You can walk, you can jog, you can even go in a wheelbarrow if that takes your fancy."

Runs will take place between noon and 4pm.

Contact organiser Don Evetts at snippets31@btinternet.com or by calling 01628 625672 for more information.

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