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Running Event Places Up For Grabs

The Great Manchester Run on Sunday, 15 May is set to attract up to 38,000 runners from around the world and Newlife is asking athletes to sign up to raise a minimum of £150 each to help fund equipment grants for disabled youngsters in their area. The 10 kilometre race, which was established in 2003 and annually attracts world-class athletes, will be televised by the BBC. Top international runners lined up for the 2011 event include Paula Radcliffe and Haile Gebrselassie. Newlife community fundraiser, Amy Weiser, said: “We have secured ten places on the Great Manchester Run and are appealing for athletes to choose Newlife as their fundraising charity. However, time is running out as runners must register by Saturday, 30 April. I would urge anyone who may be considering a late entry to this prestigious event to either call the Newlife fundraising team on 01543 462777 or email” Newlife guarantees that the sponsorship money raised will be used to benefit children local to each runner. The charity is currently working with six disabled children in the Manchester area, with more than £9,000 needed to fund their individual needs. Newlife is also looking for runners to take part in three other 10-kilometre events this year; two for the Bupa 10,000 in London on Monday, 30 May, 21 for the British 10k in London on Sunday, 10 July and six for the Great South Run in Southsea on Sunday, 30 October. Sponsorship requirements are £500, £150 and £150 respectively. Web: Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: