Want to join a Boxing Day festive fundraiser – or are you too chicken?

Hundreds of runners – and walkers – are expected to put their best feet forward all in the name of charity.

Stainland Lions has organised its 28th annual Boxing Day Fun Run, which has raised more than £50,000 over the years.

Many of those taking part don fancy dress and last year’s best dressed runner was Lisa Richardson who cut a dash in her funky chicken outfit.

The run has become a Christmas tradition for families wanting to work off the excesses of the day before.

This year’s run will raise money for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Brackenhall.

 

The three-mile race starts from the 1885 pub in Stainland Road, Stainland, at 11am. The pub is open for hot drinks and registration from 9.30am and there is a raffle afterwards.

Race director Karen Thorne said 300 took part last year and organisers were hopeful of another record turn-out.

She said the race was open to serious runners and not-so-serious runners, strollers, pram-pushers and dog walkers. People of all ages were welcome.

She added: “Fancy dress is encouraged with special prizes for the best costumes and all the family can take part – even chickens.

“It’s a fun event which you can run, walk or crawl depending on your consumption the previous day and all finishers get a medal.”

Entry is £4 for adults, £2 for under 14s and £10 per family of four.

For more information see www.stainlandlions.com