Fun run is best ever 

Town Hall

 Hundreds of people from all communities in Bolton joined in the popular One Bolton 5k run and 2012m fun run which returned to the Bolton Arena this year on Sunday, July 8.

Deputy Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Noel Spencer started the race, while Bolton Wanderers mascot Lofty started the 2012m fun run.

The winner was Tarus Kelly, who ran the course in 15 minutes and 34 seconds.

The run was organised by Bolton Council, in partnership with Bolton Wanderers’ Community Trust (BWCT), The Emerson Group, Middlebrook Retail Park, Active Synergy and Bolton Arena.

The hundreds of runners and walkers who took part raised thousands of pounds for their chosen charity or their own groups, while demonstrating their commitment to One Bolton.

Both runners and spectators also enjoyed a variety of family activities, including music from Eagley Brass Band and African drummers, as well as sports activities such as water zorbing and a multi-use games area.

More than a hundred people also took part in the 2012 metre family fun run.

One Bolton is a community cohesion initiative which aims to bring together communities and individuals from across the borough to celebrate Bolton’s diversity and ensure the town continues to be a welcoming and tolerant place.

Leader of Bolton Council, Councillor Cliff Morris, said: "The One Bolton 5k Run was even bigger and better than last year and we are delighted that it was such a success. We’d like to thank everyone who took part in the 5k run and also the family fun run and we're so pleased that money was raised for a whole variety of good causes. We'd also like to thank those who came down to cheer on their family and friends on the day and hope that they enjoyed all the fun activities.”




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