SUPPORT is rapidly building for this year’s Run4alife.
The town’s MP and Wigan Athletic are the latest to back the event, which is going from strength to strength every year.
Latics boss Owen Coyle has got fully behind this year’s Wigan Rotary Club run event and urged as many people as possible to get involved.
The Latics boss met with Rotary Club president Terry Hogan and told him the club hope it is a huge success once again, especially as it is taking place right on the club’s doorstep.
The annual race for men’s cancer research is to be held this year on Sunday, September 29 at a new venue.
The DW Stadium and surrounding area will be the route for the 5Km fun run instead of the previous venue of Haigh Hall Country Park.
Participants will run around the ground and up towards B&Q before heading back the way they came. In previous years, Latics have always been behind the Run4aLife with Roberto Martinez a keen supporter.
Now the Spaniard has left though, new boss Coyle is just as eager to support it.
He said: “It’s fantastic and I hope the day goes really well.
“I have heard of it before and I know how much great work they do so huge credit to everyone involved.
“Here at Wigan Athletic, we are always keen to get behind causes such as this and we send our best wishes to the organisers and runners.
“It’s also fantastic that it is now here at the DW Stadium too.”
Wigan MP Lisa Nandy is also backing the event .
All profits from the run will be donated to the Men Matter Charity Appeal who fund men’s cancer research at The Christie Hospital.
Ms Nandy said: “Run4alife is a fantastic event raising money for a pioneering cancer hospital, which treats many of my constituents.
“I would urge as many people as possible to get involved, help raise some money for a vital cause and get a little exercise along the way.”
Rotary Club President Terry Hogan said:
“We are delighted to receive Lisa’s support. Entrants to the 5Km (just over 3 miles) family event can run, jog, or walk, so why not give an hour for Christies.’
Entries can be made online at www.run4alife.com or ring 07813 471000.
The more experienced runners supporting the cause, ran the Wigan 10k yesterday to raise money.