Run With The Stars
Thursday 27th May 2010
RUN WITH THE STARS – how will you compare?
A once in a lifetime event will be taking
place at the Bedford International Athletic Stadium on Saturday
12th June, as people are invited to ‘Run with the Stars’. A
delegation of world class Kenyan athletes will be present on the
day, and people are invited to come and run a mile with them! The
stadium will open to the public at 1.30pm, in preparation for the
two races taking place. ‘Run 1’ will start at 2.10pm, and ‘Run 2’
will begin at 3.10pm.
The ‘Run With the Stars’ event is open to all,
anyone can turn up, however participants will be asked for a
donation of their choice, to go towards one of two charities chosen
by Athletics Kenya; either The Paul Tergat Foundation or the Utange
Orphanage project, in Kenya.
The six star athletes present on the day, will
be: Paul Tergat – multiple world cross-country champion and
two-time Olympic silver medallist. Catherine Ndereba –
two-time world marathon champions, ex world record holder for
marathon. Duncan Kibet – second fastest ever over marathon distance
for men. Benjamin Limo – world champion over 5000m. Wilfred Bungei
– reigning Olympic 800m champion. Sammy Wanjiru, reigning Olympic
marathon champion and London marathon winner 2009.
For those eager to take part, all they need to
do is turn up at the Athletics Stadium (no need to book) 20 minutes
before the start of their chosen run. There will be a short group
warm-up before the run starts, and all participants will be given a
souvenir certificate when they finish.
The runs are one mile long, flat and fun. It
is not necessarily a race and no special clothing is required,
although the wearing of trainers is advised. The event will offer
everyone the chance to be inspired by some of the fastest athletes
in the world.
The ‘Run With The Stars’ event will be a
taster of what’s to come, as the build up to the Olympics 2012
starts steadily heating up. It was announced yesterday, that the
Olympic Flame will arrive in the UK on Friday 18 May 2012, and will
travel around the U.K for 70 days, arriving in London the weekend
before the 2012 Games begin.
Bring your friends, family and
If you need any further details on the ‘Run
with the Stars’ event, please contact:
Bedford Athletics Stadium on 01234 35115
Sports Development Team on 01234 221700