Run brings communities together 


A new community event is being held at the Reebok Stadium on Sunday, May 8.

The One Bolton 5k run 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.

One Bolton is a community cohesion initiative that aims to bring Bolton together to celebrate its diverse community and embrace equality through partners that are working together for the good of the community.

They are looking for participants of all ages from seven upwards and all fitness levels to get involved in supporting their chosen charity as well as supporting Bolton as a whole.

Up to 1500 people can enter to run, jog or walk five kilometres to raise funds for a charity of their choice, or alternatively people can take part in a 2012 metre fun run.

On the day, there will be entertainment for all the family including fairground rides, stalls and activities. 

BWCT will also be launching their new health project - Active Families. This three year project aims to provide physical activity for families across Bolton and will provide both education and opportunities for families to spend quality time together, enriching their lives for a healthier future.

Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Health, Councillor Linda Thomas, said: "One Bolton is about bringing the community together as one to celebrate the diversity of Bolton and what makes it great. We want participants of all ages and fitness levels to get involved in supporting their chosen charity as well as supporting Bolton the place. We hope that as many people as possible get involved and join in the fun."

BWCT Manager, Ian Laithwaite, added: "The partnership with One Bolton and the council assists the Trust in co-ordinating initiatives that share the same aims and objectives, therefore pooling our efforts for the good of the Bolton community.  It is great to be involved as a key partner and using physical activity to bring the community together is a positive step for the greater good of Bolton.”

Bishop Chris Edmondson, Bishop of Bolton said: “As one of the original signatories of the One Bolton Pledge I am delighted further progress is being made through the partnership between the Bolton Wanderers Football Club, the Trust and the council.  As Chair of the Faith Leaders Forum we are pleased to continue to support this initiative and we want to continue to celebrate the diversity of Bolton."

To register to take part in the 5k run or the 2012m fun run, visit the link on the right or contact Elspeth Doyle on 01942 265 849. 



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