A ten-lap fun run around the outside of the Arsenal home ground of Emirates Stadium will raise money to help give the world’s poorest children a better start in life.
Entry to the main race is £15 and due to the limited number of spaces available, all runners are encouraged to raise at least £100 in sponsorship. The main race is open to anyone aged 15 or over (as of 31 March 2012). Following the success of last year’s event, there will also be two special junior races for under-14s on the day.
Any runner that manages to raise over £500 for the charity will be deemed a ‘Top Gunner’ and will receive a special gold running number on race day. All runners will receive weekly newsletters featuring useful training and fundraising advice, and a full event guide ahead of race day.
For the first time ever, supporters outside the UK can join in too by setting up their own 6.4km race on the day, wherever they live. To enter, find and contact your nearest Supporters’ Club branch.
All runners overseas are invited to send photos or videos of themselves in action to feature in Arsenal’s online gallery to be in with a chance of winning an exclusive Arsenal prize.
Gunners midfielder Alex Song said: “‘Be a Gunner. Be a Runner’ is always a great event that seems to get bigger and better every year! Myself and the other players have been lucky enough to see some of the incredible work that Save the Children does, so by signing up for the run you will be helping to make a real difference to the lives of many young people.”
“Despite being little more than six months into our partnership with Arsenal, we have been overwhelmed by the support and generosity that staff and supporters have shown,” said Justin Forsyth, Save the Children CEO. “Our dedicated matchday back in November was a huge success and I’m sure ‘Be a Gunner. Be a Runner’ will be another thoroughly enjoyable occasion that will help us continue our efforts to give more children the chance of a brighter future,” continued Forsyth.
Last year’s event was the most successful to date, with 700 adult and junior runners raising more than £50,000 for charity.
To register, click here.