Caudwell Children, the Staffordshire based charity that gives practical and emotional support to disabled children, and their families, is looking for individuals, groups and corporate runners to take part in a brief but brutal challenge, in order to raise much needed funds for the charity.
Bosses at the charity are appealing for runners, of all ages, to sign up for the famous Mow Cop Killer Mile, a lung busting one mile run which sees competitors climbing over 550 feet at a gradient of 25%.
The event takes place on Thursday 21st September, 2017 and starts at 6:00PM with a Junior Fun Run for children up to 11 years of age. With races scheduled throughout the evening; for Under 18’s, Club Runners and Adults, the final race, the Mow Cop Fun Run, will take place at 7:10pm.
The scenic route runs through the picturesque village of Mow Cop, on the Cheshire and Staffordshire borders, and with such a sharp incline the challenge is guaranteed to test the stamina of participants.
Kirsten Greaves, Challenge Events Manager at Caudwell Children, said: “This is an affordable, fun, challenge that is suitable for the whole community. There is no minimum fundraising target, we just want runners to raise as much as they possible can for the charity, whatever the amount!”
The first Mow Cop Killer Mile event took place in 1982 and quickly established itself as one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the running calendar. In 1987 it attracted world class participants including Roger Hackney, who had recently secured a close 5th place in the final of the World Championships 3000m Steeplechase.
With peak entries of over 1,100, the event has also received considerable media attention in the past.
Money raised will help Caudwell Children to provide: hospital and in-home family support, mobility and sensory equipment, access to specialist sports equipment, fully supported family holidays for children fighting life-threatening conditions, activity days and life-changing therapies and treatments.
Kirsten was keen to stress that there’s much fun to be had on the day. As she explained: “Whilst many runners will be pushing themselves to the limit The Killer Mile is classed as a fun run. So I’m sure we’ll see the usual 3-legged and backwards runners out on the course, not to mention the obligatory fancy dress runners. Either way it’s set to be a fabulous, fun filled, evening.”
For more information and to get your sponsorship pack call Kirsten Greaves on 01782 600435 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can register to run online at: www.runbritain.com
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