Popular race to return

Billy Boston at Asda Distribution Centre
Billy Boston at Asda Distribution Centre

THE annual Run4alife is set to take place at Haigh Hall again this month.

It has already been backed by Wigan rugby legend Billy Boston and now world champion athlete Jenny Meadows is urging Wigan’s men to get behind the event too.

The run, organised by Wigan Rotary Club, will take place on Sunday, September 23, and aims to raise money and awareness for male related cancers.

It will be the eighth annual Run4alife.

This year there is a 10km for all the regular runners starting at 9.30am and a family event where people can run, jog or walk at noon.

The 5km event is aimed to raise money for research into testicular and prostate cancers through the sponsorship of those participating. It is modelled on the highly successful ladies-only Race for Life event.

The 10km is open to all runners and the profits from this event will also be donated to men’s cancer research.

The race is also being backed by Asda.

Runner Jenny, who missed out on the London Olympics through injury, said: “By doing just 30 minutes of physical activity each day, even walking, can help you gain a number of health benefits.

“Why not start by entering the Wigan Rotary Club Run4alife event on Sunday September 23 and walk 5km around Haigh Hall?

“Regular exercise helps you in so many ways, not only will you feel fitter, but it will normally help keep your heart strong, reduce blood pressure, and help manage your weight.”

People can find out how they can get fit and active in their local community by visiting www.getactivewiganandleigh.co.uk

Entries can be made by either going to the website www.run4alife.com or ring 07813 471000.