Hamilton Fun Run entry opens

Participants set off from the start last year 
PHOTO: Tim Williams
Participants set off from the start last year PHOTO: Tim Williams

Entries have opened to families for the third Hamilton Fun Run which this year goes ahead on Sunday, August 14, from 11am.

This year’s event has been organised in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust in support of Sam Mayfield, a Melton man who is fighting bowel cancer.

The 3.4 mile fun run will start at Hamilton Tennis Club. Participants are encouraged to run, jog or walk the distance. Dog walkers are also welcome.

Admission is £3 and refundable if £10 minimum sponsorship is gained.

There will be medals for finishers as well as prizes for best fancy dress and most sponsorship.

Other attractions include a bouncy castle, face painting, stalls, a raffle and tyre tennis.

Organiser Patrick Wainwright said: “The Hamilton Fun Run is now in its third year and on the way to becoming an established annual event.

“Last year collectively we raised £2291.25 for Cancer Research UK, a tremendous effort, and I must thank everyone who was involved.

“This year we will be fundraising in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust for Sam Mayfield. He is currently undergoing treatment at the Teenage Cancer Trust unit situated at Leicester’s Royal Infirmary.

“Despite his illness he has been involved in fundraising for the unit and writes a daily blog on Facebook. His positivity and bravery are inspirational to those who know and follow him. So, for this reason the money we raise will be on his behalf.”

Registration and sponsor forms are available from the club or by calling Patrick on 07940 279165.