Run Preston: Charity runners expected for Heartbeat fun run

Posted on - 18th August, 2014 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Charities, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Recreation, What's On in Preston
You can run or walk the Heartbeat fun run

You can run or walk the Heartbeat fun run

Hundreds of runners are expected to help raise charity cash by taking part in Run Preston’s fun run.


Heartbeat, who help look after local people with heart related illnesses, are set to benefit from their run in Avenham Park.

Among those taking part are a 15 strong team from Preston North End caterers The Villa.

Richard Simkin, head of operations at The Villa, said: “When Heartbeat approached us asking if we would be interested in entering a team of runners, we didn’t have to think twice about it, what Heartbeat do for the local people and their families is invaluable, we are now all in training.

“Whether people run or walk, events like these are excellent for our community and so important for the charity itself. Having recently announced our Guild Hall bid, which like PNE is another community venue, we will absolutely be doing our bit for our local charity- our town is Proud Preston for a reason.”

Lisa Riding, Heartbeat fundraiser, said: “We really want to get our local businesses involved in our events so when The Villa agreed to entering a team we were delighted, some of our patients are involved with Preston North End so we are really happy to have them in support.”

Anyone wanting to enter a corporate team for the fun run can contact Lisa on 01772 717 147 or email

The 2k run takes place at 1pm on Sunday 28 September after thousands of runners are expected to take on the Preston 10k and 5k.

The fun run is £5 to enter for adults and £2.50 for children under 15.

There are still places available for the main Run Preston events.

Are you doing Run Preston? Let us know in the comments below

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