Fun runners don their trainers

RUNNERS in Felixstowe are preparing to don their trainers for the town's 26th annual fun run.The event, organised by Felixstowe Rotary Club, will take place on Monday, May 2 and is expected to raise £5,000 for Rotary Club supported charities.

RUNNERS in Felixstowe are preparing to don their trainers for the town's 26th annual fun run.

The event, organised by Felixstowe Rotary Club, will take place on Monday, May 2 and is expected to raise £5,000 for Rotary Club supported charities.

This year's event has special significance for the Rotary Club as it coincides with the international movement's centenary and the 100th birthday of the town's promenade.

Michael Sharpley, fun run director, said: "This year the Felixstowe Rotary Club has decided to make Breathe Easy, part of the British Lung Foundation, their main beneficiary.

"We estimate that the runners will be raising a further £10,000 for the clubs and charities of their choice so you can see that the event is a very successful vehicle for raising funds for many worth causes."

The event will begin at 10.15am on Bank Holiday Monday and will last just one hour with participants running as many mile circuits as they can in that time.

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Entrance is price at £5 for adults and £3 for under 16s and runners can use the sponsor card provided to collect pledges for charities of their choice.

Don Smith, the mayor of Felixstowe, will present prizes for the best fancy dress costumes as well as for team and individual entries.

The largest team expected to take part is from Felixstowe and Walton Football Club who will be entering about 110 runners.

N Anyone interested in taking part should phone Ted Race on 01394 285972 or e-mail tedrace@hotmail.com.

Alternatively, pick up an entry form from the Adcentre in Solar of Diamond Mills.

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