Join run for some monkey business

Corby, Lakelands Hospice, Paul Marlow encouraging runners to come and join him for The Brass Monkey Run at Rockingham Speedway in January. 'Wednesday, 04 January 2012
Corby, Lakelands Hospice, Paul Marlow encouraging runners to come and join him for The Brass Monkey Run at Rockingham Speedway in January. 'Wednesday, 04 January 2012
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A charity is calling on runners to brace themselves for its annual fundraising run.

Lakelands Hospice is appealing to people to put on their running shoes for its Brass Monkey 10k at Rockingham Motor Speedway, Corby.

Paul Marlow, the hospice’s community fundraiser, said it was the perfect opportunity to get fit or to use it as training for the London Marathon.

He said: “Entries have started to flood in and we are expecting a real good turn-out. All of the local athletic clubs are also supporting the race.

“The beauty about this event is you don’t have to raise sponsorship – your entry fee alone will be supporting the hospice.”

The event, which takes place on Sunday, January 29, will give runners the choice of a 10k run – four laps of the oval – or a fun run, which is just one lap.

There will be age group trophies for the top three in each category, spot prizes and a goody bag and medal for all runners.

Mr Marlow added: “Nationwide have kindly offered to sponsor the event enabling us to make it the biggest and best yet.

“So what are you waiting for – get yourself entered today and make a real difference for patients living with cancer.”

All of the proceeds raised from the run will go directly to providing specialist palliative care to cancer and heart failure patients at Lakelands Hospice, based in Butland Road, Corby.

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