RUNNERS are to take part in a woodland race to raise money for the Examiner’s Sign Up For Sudders appeal.
The Woodland Challenge will take place at Storthes Hall on October 12 and has been organised by Huddersfield club Stadium Runners.
Funds raised from the event will go towards the Sign Up For Sudders appeal, which is raising money for the Anthony Nolan Trust and Leukaemia Research in memory of Examiner journalist Adrian Sudbury.
Adrian, 27, died of leukaemia in August after an 18-month fight. He had spent his final months waging a campaign to raise awareness about bone marrow donation.
He was keen to promote the Anthony Nolan Trust, which runs one of the UK’s two bone marrow donor registers and helped Adrian get a bone marrow transplant, which bought him an extra year of life.
Run organiser and club secretary Alison Grant said: “Most runners who enter the Woodland Challenge will be eligible to sign up as a bone marrow donor or a blood donor, or both.
“Adrian’s relentless campaigning was inspirational – we have a duty now to carry on his wishes and educate people and raise awareness.
“We hope that people will enjoy the event and that they’ll also take the time to find out more about bone marrow and blood donation.”
A total of 300 runners are travelling from all over the country to take part in the Woodland Challenge, which consists of a six-mile route through the woods surrounding the Storthes Hall campus at Kirkburton.
Each competitor will receive a goodie bag of vouchers and gifts, including information on the Anthony Nolan Trust and the National Blood Service, which runs the second donor register. Information on blood and organ donation will also be in the pack.
There will be prizes for the fastest race winning teams, but also individual spot prizes including an Xbox 360 and an iPod Nano.
Places for the race are being taken quickly. To take part, visit www.woodlandchallenge.com and apply online or contact Alison Grant on 01484 451234.
Stadium Runners welcomes and encourages runners of all abilities, from those that are training for their first 10k race to competitive marathon runners. They meet at the Stadium Health & Fitness Club reception at the Galpharm Stadium Complex at 6.30pm on Mondays and Thursdays. For more information visit www.stadiumrunners.com