With less than two weeks to go before Louth Run for Life on Sunday June 30, walkers, joggers and runners of all ages and abilities are gearing up for the event, in aid of Cancer Research UK.
With the organisers holding stalls on Louth market to sign people up, numbers of runners are up on previous years at this point.
Postal and online entries close on Sunday June 23, allowing organisers time to send numbers and run information to entrants. Any received after this date will have to be picked up on the day from the registration desk, based in Tina & Lynnes cafe, who will be open serving food and drinks throughout the day to runners and spectators.
On the day entries will be open from 8.30am at a cost of £15 for senior events and £5 for the junior event.
The event last year raised an amazing £25,000. It is different to other similar events which the charity organises across the country. The Louth event is organised by a dedicated team of local volunteers and is unique as it has races for men, women and children. Everyone is welcome whether you run, jog or walk.
The day starts at 10am with a junior event (under 12’s) which is a 1km route of Louth town centre. This is followed by the Women’s 5km event at 10.30am with the men’s event starting at 11.45am. The start and finish of all three events is Louth Market Place.
A goodie bag and commemorative medal will be given to all finishers. Main sponsor The Co-op has again kindly donated items for the goodie bag.
There will be a real party atmosphere on the day with face painting for the children, cake stalls and ice creams.
A list of all the companies who are supporting the event are listed on the website at www.louthrunforlife.webs.com where you can download an entry form.