Fundraisers are hoping the Olympic exploits of Team GB’s double gold medallist Mo Farah will encourage Calder Valley runners to join a 10km race next month.
Alice’s Run, in memory of Alice Redmond of Blackshaw Head, will take place on Sunday, September 2, starting at Brearley Fields, Mytholmroyd at 10.30am and finishing at Calder High School.
Alice was 21 and an events management student at Leeds Metropolitan University.
She died seven years ago after slipping from the window ledge of a flat in Kelso Road, Leeds, while trying to help a neighbour who was locked out.
Fundraiser Matt McArdle said: “I’ve been attending Alice’s Run since it began a few years ago.
“Alice was a really, really good friend of mine and I’ve always loved this event as a way of fundraising for Epilepsy Action and raising awareness and remembrance of Alice Redmond herself as well as offering a fun day for all.”
The race is described as “Epilepsy Action’s very own multi-terrain, 10km race set in the stunning country side of Yorkshire’s Calder Valley”. The Yeadon-based charity was chosen to benefit from the proceeds of the run as Alice had worked there during a student placement year. There are 600,000 people living with epilepsy in the UK.
To enter you must be at least 16. Registration fee is £10 UK Athletics affiliated/£12 unaffiliated, with on-the-day entry £2 extra, subject to a race limit. The event is not just aimed at harriers, fell runners and those who harbour ambitions to “go like Mo” across some most scenic countryside.
There will be a children’s fun run with on-the-day entry and veterans’ categories for the main race, with computerised results within 24 hours and prizes for male and female first, second and third-placed competitors.
There will be a refreshment area, with car parking and toilets for entrants and spectators, and drinks at the finish for runners as well as a finishers’ tee-shirt.
To find out more and to register, visit http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/involved/alices-run