Running Club organises charity fun run around Alexandra Park


Lancaster University Running Club (LURC) is organising a charity fun run around South-West Campus in Week Seven. The event, entitled Alexandra’s Lap, takes place on Sunday March 6 and consists of a lap of Alexandra Park and the length of Graduate Drive.

The fun run is being held in support of two charities: MacMillan Cancer Research and AVERT, which is an international HIV and AIDS charity.

Last year’s event was highly successful; through the sponsorship and race money that was collected from the 130 participants, over £600 was raised for MacMillan. This year’s event is expected to raise even more money for the charities, with organisers anticipating around 150 people to take part.

Starting at Cartmel South Avenue’s bus stop, the route leads participants along the perimeter road of South-West Campus around Cartmel and Lonsdale residences, while the final 300 metres covers Graduate Drive towards the pedestrian forecourt outside Barker House Farm in Cartmel College. In all, the route is approximately one mile long, with the finishing line between Lonsdale Bar and Barker House Farm.

The event begins at 2pm on Sunday Week Seven. Registration costs £4 on the day. People who wish to participate can pay the lower fee of £3 if they pay in advance, with members of the LURC exec running sign-up stalls over the course of the week. All finishers receive a free goody bag that has been supplied by the event’s sponsors, Ernst & Young. There will be cash prizes available for the top three placed male and female finishers. In addition, there are also other prizes available throughout the day, such as for best fancy dress and most sponsorship money raised.

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