On your marks for fun 

One Bolton

Footballer Kevin Davies and the Mayor of Bolton, Councillor John Byrne will officially start the first ever One Bolton 5k run on Sunday, May 8.

Over 200 people of all fitness levels, and aged seven and above, will be getting involved in supporting their chosen charity or raising money for their own groups.

The 5k run will take place at the Reebok stadium from 10am and follow Burnden Way before looping around Red Moss nature reserve. Participants can run, jog or walk five kilometres to raise funds for a charity of their choice, whilst families and children can take part in a 2012 metre family fun run at 10.45am. Last minute entrants can also still register on the day itself, by giving in their details at the warm up area.

The run, supported by the Co-operative Membership has been organised by Bolton Council, in partnership with Bolton Wanderers’ Community Trust (BWCT) and Active Synergy, a social enterprise who deliver sporting events across the North West.

On the day, there will be activities for all the family, including fairground rides, water zorbing, a climbing wall and a bucking bronco, all of which will also be open from 10am.

There will be entertainment in and around the stadium from local acts including Monica Ballani’s Dancing Divas and Halliwell Street Dancers, with music provided by Bolton FM. There will also be a number of community stalls including a healthy cooking demonstration delivered by NHS Health Trainers.

The One Bolton 5k event will also coincide with the launch of Active Families – a new Premier League funded health project delivered by BWCT to raise awareness of health issues in Bolton, provide physical activity for families across the borough and offer both education and opportunities for them to spend quality time together, enriching their lives for a healthier future.

Councillor Cliff Morris, Leader of Bolton Council said: "The One Bolton 5k Run is our first ever sporting event aimed at bringing the community together and it will be a great day of fun for all the family. We’d like to encourage as many people as possible to take part in the race and raise money for their own causes, or to come down and enjoy all the activities.”

To register to take part in the 5k run or the 2012m fun run visit www.legacyevent.org or contact Elspeth Doyle on 01942 265 849.

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