Joggers pair up for charity Love Run for Valentines Day

Some say the course of true love never runs smoothly, but the Students’ Union plans to change all of that by hosting a unique Fun Run designed to really get the heart racing.

Love Run will take place at 11.30am in Victoria Park on the international day of romance, Sunday 14 February – or Valentine’s Day as it’s better known - to raise funds and awareness for Childreach International Charity.

Runners will be tied loosely together at the waist with a ribbon to someone they love, whether it be a partner, friend, family member or colleague to complete a 2.5 kilometre or 5 kilometre course by running, jogging or walking. Individual runners can be matched with a fellow jogger or they can choose to go it alone.

The event, organised by the Students’ Union Childreach team in collaboration with the University’s Running and Athletic Club and First Aid Society, is being held to raise funds and awareness for the charity who has helped over 750,000 children in over 10 countries have access to some of the opportunities and amenities we are privileged to have in the UK.

Money raised will go towards the Student Union team’s plan to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in August 2016 to raise further funds for the children’s charity.

Adult tickets are available prior to the event for £5 (£7 on the day) and £3.50 for children under 16 (£5 on the day). Pre-sale closes at 10am on Friday 12 February.

Participants will need to register between 10-11am on the day of the event.

To purchase tickets and for more information including times, visit the website.

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