Final chance to join Mayorathon 

07/09/10

There’s only days to go for community and fundraising groups to sign up for the Mayor of Bolton’s charity Mayorathon.

More than 70 community and fundraising groups have already expressed interest in taking part in the Mayorathon, which takes place in Leverhulme Park on Sunday September 12, from 11am to 3pm.

The event, a one mile walk, 5k run and 5k bike ride, allows competitors to raise sponsorship for their chosen causes.

Entry is £1 per person and to register contact the Mayor's Office on 01204 331090 or e-mail Sally Hayes, details on the right. The £1 registration fee will be donated to the Mayor’s charities, the Alzheimer’s Society, Kids Together and the Brain Tumour Research Endowment Fund.

People can take part in any or all of the events and those taking part in the bike ride are asked to bring their own bikes.

There will be a range of activities for all the family from a paintball shooting range, fun fair to a bouncy castle and climbing wall.

A variety of stalls raising funds for charity will also be present, including Help For Heroes, the Christie Hospital, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf and the Mayor's charities.

Charlie the Clown Fish, Christie Bear, Stormy Stan and other mascots will be around to meet the young ones, who can also climb aboard the fire engine and enjoy the games and activities.

Councillor John Byrne, the Mayor of Bolton, said: “I feel privileged to be able to organise such a special event full of fun and fundraising and am delighted we’ve had so many people and groups already sign up.

“I hope all those involved with the charity, voluntary and other community groups will register for the sponsored one mile walk, the 5k run, or the 5k bike ride, or all three and help those causes close to their own hearts. As well as the sponsored activities there’s lots going on so it’s going to be a real family day out.”

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Media contact
Joanne Cooke
01204 333582
Further details
Mayor's office
01204 331090