Huddersfield runners have been invited to carry the torch for record-breaking ultra athletes Adam Holland and Rob Young on the local leg of their charity challenge.
Adam and Rob will be taking part in the Run4Peace to bring stability to a conflict-hit zone of Kenya.
The Huddersfield leg begins near Cliffe Hill School at 11.30am and goes downhill into Brighouse. It then goes uphill along the A641 Huddersfield Road up to Bradley Bar roundabout and then into Huddersfield town centre down Bradford Road.
It continues along St John’s Road, Fitzwilliam Street and down Park Avenue to finish at Greenhead College at 1pm.
It will be part of the pair’s challenge to run 1,000km (621 miles) in 10 days.
Rob has claimed the world record for the most marathons in a year (370) and the longest run without sleep (373.75 miles).
Holland, a previous holder of the world record for the fastest 10 marathons in 10 days, aims to reclaim it later this year.
The relay torch was first lit and carried 500 miles across Kenya’s conflict-affected North Rift Valley last year during a ‘Walk for Peace’ by some of the world’s top athletes. They included marathon world record-breaker Wilson Kipsang.
The Run4Peace is being sponsored by Up and Running which has a store on Market Street.
General Manager Jonathan Midwood said: “Up & Running is thrilled to support the Kenya Peace Torch Relay, and members of our staff team are looking forward to taking part.
“It’s an incredible cause, and we’d encourage everyone to get involved.”
All sponsorship raised by participants will go to help UK-based charity the Aegis Trust to establish a school for peace in Northern Kenya, where ethnic violence has left more than 600 dead and driven over 435,000 from their homes since 2014.
Rob said: “It’s very important that we bring stability to the area and also bring peace, not only to Kenya, but worldwide.”
Wilson said: “I would urge all to sign up to run for peace and save many lives.”
Adam added: “Join us to support and make a difference in Kenya.”
For more information about the run visit: www.run4peace.co.uk .