Science and sport teamed up to launch the expanded 2019 Worcester City Runs that includes a new inter-schools challenge as pupils joined Steve Cram for a training session where this festival of running was announced.
Athletics star Steve Cram made it a special day for children at St Barnabas CE First & Middle School in Drakes Broughton, Worcestershire. He visited the school the day before the start of British Science Week (8-17 March) along with Lawrence Hatfield, science ambassador for industrial gases firm Air Products. This local company supported the event for the first time in 2018 and signed up as the main sponsor for the next three years.
The Air Products Worcester City Runs take place on the 14 and 15 September and since its inception in 2014, has become well-established in the area. Delivered by Worcester City Council and Events of the North this year’s festival includes a new, 1-2-3 event on Saturday evening aimed at people new to running who choose between 1, 2, or 3 x 1km laps around the city centre.
Sundayis the big day with the start of the Half Marathon at 9am, the Young Athletes Run at 9.10am and the 10K at 9.45am. The inter-schools challenge is another new addition with the aim of encouraging youngsters to take part in sport.
The Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust is the official charity partner which has been well supported in previous years and hopes are high for the 2019 event. Entrants are invited to join their team of ‘ladybird runners’ and fundraise for the charity.
Entries are open for the Air Products Worcester City Runs. Visit the website
for more details.