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5km run for Cash for Kids returns to Avenham Park after three-year break

Posted on - 17th April, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, City Centre, Parks, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
A run in aid of Cash For Kids will return in May

Two charity runs will be returning to Preston in May following a three-year break to help support struggling families in Lancashire.

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The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will partner with Cash for Kids for the 5km and 1km Family Fun Run in Avenham Park on Monday, 2nd May.

All the money raised will go to Cash For Kids which supports children in the local area.

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The 5km race will begin and end at the Winkley Square end of the park at 11.00am, with the Family Fun Run starting at 10.00am.

Rosalina Lobo, charity manager for Cash for Kids, said: “Every penny raised will go directly to help families in Lancashire who are struggling to put food on the table or heat their homes.

“The last few years have been incredibly tough for so many and this event will ensure we can continue to help the most vulnerable at this time.”

The UCLan Avenham Park 5km Run costs £13.50 or £11.50 for UK Athletics affiliated club runners. The 1km Fun Run costs £5.20 and both events can be booked online via Book it Zone.

Runners will receive a t-shirt for the 5km Run and a medal for the Fun Run.

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